Number Of South African Teens Receiving Treatment For HIV Increases 10-Fold Since 2010, Study Shows

AFP: 10-fold surge in S.Africa teens treated for HIV: study
“The number of young people in South Africa receiving treatment for HIV has increased 10-fold within a decade, a major new study has found. … Researchers studied more than 700,000 young people receiving treatment for the infection and found 10 times the number of adolescents aged between 15-19 being treated compared with 2010. Authors of the study, published in The Lancet HIV journal attributed the rise partly due to the success of AIDS prevention programs that result in better detection and treatment rates…” (10/2).

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