SA has the world’s highest number of people living with HIV

Lusanda Bill
22 November 2011

The United Nations says South Africa still has the world's highest number of people living with HIV, estimated at five-point-six-million.

This is despite the fact that the number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa have fallen by more than 26-percent since 1997.

The region remains the area hardest-hit by the outbreak.

UNAids says Sub-Saharan Africa still accounted for 70-percent of the world's new infections last year.


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