UNAIDS Commends SA on AIDS

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, says UNAIDS

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe.
 
The report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections fell from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000.
 
UNAIDS Country Coordinator for South Africa, Catherine Sozi, says that government’s increased roll-out of the antiretroviral (ARV) therapy programme had averted an estimated 780 000 deaths between 2004 and 2012.
 
To read the article titled, “UNAIDS has ‘good news’ about HIV in SA,” click here.

Source: 
BDLive

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