Durban – The prevalence of HIV in South Africa is highest in KwaZulu-Natal.
This was among the findings of a major national HIV study, the results of which were released by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Tuesday.
The study – titled the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey – involved interviews with nearly 40 000 people across the country in 2012. Similar studies were carried out in 2002, 2005 and 2008.
KwaZulu-Natal, where almost 28 percent of people are HIV-positive, remains the province with the highest HIV prevalence, while the Western Cape has the lowest prevalence at nearly 8 percent.