South Africa has more people living longer with HIV, which is attributed to the country’s anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment programme. The National HIV Household Survey for 2012 shows about 6.4 million people in South Africa are living with HIV, or about 12.3% of the population.
These figures are up from 5.6 million or 10.3% of the population, in 2008. Over 2 million people are on ARV treatment.
Source: SABC News.com