South Africa steps up fight against HIV and AIDS

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:645

South African health authorities have earmarked money for prevention and education campaigns on HIV and AIDS after the publication of figures showing that 7.6% of the population were HIV positive at the end of 1994. The previous year's figure was 4.3%.

The province worst affected is KwaZulu-Natal, where 14.4% of the population are infected with the virus. In the most populous region, Guateng (which houses Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Witwatersrand, and Vaal Triangle), 6.4% of the population …

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