New South African HIV strategy targets condom use and miners

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 04 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2159
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

The South African health ministry has set itself the goal of testing 15 million people for HIV by the end of year—nearly a third of its population of 50 million. In 2009 the number tested was 2.9 million.

The target is part of the country’s response to the global HIV and AIDS pandemic, which has hit South Africa the hardest. Speaking at a forum on transforming the South African health system in Washington, DC, on 29 March, the country’s health minister, Aaron …

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