In South Africa, AIDS Group Says Poor Public Health System Damaging Treatment Gains; Young Women Face Higher HIV Incidence Than Male Peers
Associated Press: South African AIDS group says treatment stalling
“…The [Treatment Action Campaign], one of the country’s largest AIDS awareness groups, said it would not join a [World AIDS Day] celebration while South Africa’s over-burdened public health care system is eroding progress made in the last decade. … Speaking at the separate government-led festivity, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also chairman of the National AIDS Council, said South Africa had received $54 billion from the Global Fund to improve its health services…” (Chutel, 12/1).
Inter Press Service: HIV Prevention is Failing Young South African Women
“…South Africa has a perfect storm of early sexual debut, inter-generational sex, little HIV knowledge, violence, and gender and economic inequalities that lead young women aged between 15 and 24 to have a disproportionately high rate of HIV infection. … Despite decades of awareness campaigns, less than one-third of young women [in South Africa] know how to prevent HIV…” (Bikitsha, 12/1).
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