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11 Jun 2019

More work needed to address HIV among youth – HSRC

The Citizen

More work is needed to address the HIV/Aids epidemic among South African youth, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) said at the opening plenary of the ninth South African Aids Conference in Durban on Tuesday.

Professor Khangelani Zuma, who is the executive director of the social aspects of public health programme at the HSRC, told attendants that there were an estimated 231,000 new HIV infections in 2017 among people aged two-years-old and above.

The incidents were higher among females compared to males, with 122,000 females infected, compared to 109,000 males.

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The Citizen