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1 in 4 pregnant women in South Africa has HIV

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:755
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The South African government has released its annual figures on HIV and AIDS, which show a continued increase in the numbers of people contracting the virus. About 4.7 million South Africans now have the virus, compared with 4.2m in 1999.

    Some 24.5% of pregnant women were infected with HIV, according to a survey of 16 548 blood samples in the year 2000. The equivalent …

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