MZANSI’s young black women have the highest rate of HIV infection.
That shock revelation was made by the Human Science and Research Council (HSRC) and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in Pretoria yesterday.
The HSRC presented findings of its latest national HIV household survey of people with the virus, and new infections, in 2012. There were significant improvements in managing HIV in Mzansi, but HSRC and Medical Research Council scientists also found worrying factors. New infections in 2012 were highest among young women aged 15 to 24 at 2,5%. That was nearly four times higher than for men in that age group (0,6%).