Although progress is being made daily by the health powers to be , there is a lot more that can be done. The ultimate goal is to have a cure for HIV in the near future. Don't hesitate to do your part. Today's statistic:
"One out of every four new infections in South Africa is in young
women between the ages of 15 and 24, experts say in remarks distributed by
the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He said the number of new HIV
infections among young women remain a major challenge. Although with a higher
infection rate, South Africa puts more HIV patients on antiretroviral
treatment, compared with other African countries. One in five people on
antiretroviral treatment in the world lives in South Africa. That means 250,000
of those 2.4 million are being treated in the public sector in South Africa,
according to the government. "
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The statistics continue to be alarming despite what region is being highlighted.
" Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took
place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday. During
the period, over two million more people have contracted HIV, bringing the
number of people living with HIV to 35 million globally, says a report released
by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Xinhua reported.
The UNAIDS report points out that of the 35 million HIV infected people, 19
million do not know they have the virus.
Close to 13 million people now have access to antiretroviral
treatment (ARV), an increase of 2.3 million from last year. Three out of
four people on treatment are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This comes as more people
get tested and governments secure funding for treatment. South Africa continues
to bear the brunt of the HIV epidemic. One in five new HIV infections in the
world took place in South Africa, chief executive officer of the South African
National AIDS Council, Doctor Fareed Abdullah, said. "