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21 June 2013

People living longer with HIV – survey

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

HIV prevalence in the country has increased, while condom use has declined, according to the summary of a major survey made public this week.

The 2012 National HIV Household Survey found HIV prevalence was 12.3 percent in 2012, up from 10.6 percent of the population when the survey was previously conducted in 2008.

Professor Thomas Rehle, director of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), told a session at the 6th SA Aids Conference in Durban that the survey also showed that while the prevalence in women aged 30 to 34 was at 36.7 percent, the figure for men of the same age group was 23.1 percent.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)