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20 June 2013

More people living longer with HIV in SA

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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.

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Source: SABC

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)