Published in AIDS Weekly, July 10th, 2000
According to a new United Nations report on HIV/AIDS, about 4.2 million South Africans - roughly 10% of the population - are HIV positive. South Africa's infection rate is even higher among pregnant women: 22% of those who visited prenatal clinics last year tested positive for HIV.
But like elsewhere in southern Africa, most infected South Africans are unaware of their status, said Dr. Elhadj Sy, leader for the UNAIDS team for eastern and southern...
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