1 in 4 pregnant women in South Africa has HIVBMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.755/a (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:755
- Pat Sidley
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 …