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20 June 2013

Household survey: HIV prevalence increases

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.3% in 2012, according to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

The HSRC released the results of a 2012 household survey at the 6th SA Aids Conference in Durban this week.

HIV prevalence increased in all provinces in the age group 15 to 49 years with the highest proportion of infections in Kwazulu-Natal at 27.6% and Mpumalanga at 26%. Although the Western Cape has the lowest HIV prevalence, the proportion of HIV infections in the province almost doubled from 5.2% in 2008 to 9.2% in 2012.

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Source: Mail & Guardian

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)