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HIV infection rate among South African children found to be 5.6%

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7377.1380 (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1380
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    A new study on HIV infection and AIDS in South Africa has shown that children aged 2 to 14 years have an infection rate of 5.6%, leading to worries that South Africa's other epidemic—child abuse—is linked to the spread of HIV.

    The Nelson Mandela/HSRC [Human Sciences Research Council] study of HIV and AIDS released last week draws for the first time on a representative sample of the local population including all ages and population groups. The most frequently used survey, done annually …

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