Sugar daddies are still one of the forces driving HIV infections among teenage girls and young women in South Africa.
The latest survey that measures HIV prevalence in pregnant women has revealed that more than 45% of pregnant girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24 have partners older than them. But it is not clear what the age difference is.
The survey, which was released recently, also showed that about one in five of these young women are HIV positive.
The department of health interviewed 34 260 pregnant women between the ages of 12 and 53 for its 2012 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV & Herpes Simplex Type-2 Prevalence Survey.