This is the support HIV positive students receive at Wits, UJ

This is the support HIV positive students receive at Wits, UJ

South Africa

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Johannesburg - South Africa has made significant progress in the fight against HIV/Aids, the UNAIDS Global Aids Update report shows. 

The report was released at an event in Eshowe on Tuesday. The report said South Africa had made “huge advances” and had successfully reduced new HIV infections by more than 40% and AIDS-related deaths by around 40% since 2010.

The report said young women were still 60% more likely to become infected with HIV than young men of the same age, but also said there had been success in reducing new HIV infections among young women. 

“Globally, new HIV infections among young women (aged 15–24 years) were reduced by 25% between 2010 and 2018, compared to a 10% reduction among older women (aged 25 years and older). But it remains unacceptable that every week 6200 adolescent girls and young women become infected with HIV,” it said.

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