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01 April 2014

SA holds highest number of new HIV infections worldwide – survey

Mia Malan, Mail and Guardian

With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HRSC survey.

The proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012, according to the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey that was released on Tuesday. The total number of infected South Africans now stands at 6.4-million; 1.2-million more than in 2008.

Mia Malan, Mail and Guardian