HEALTH

 

50% of HIV/Aids patients get treatment

 

NEWS

May 7 th, 2015

Of the three million South Africans living with HIV/Aids, nearly 50% of those infected have received antiretroviral treatment, according to SA Health Minister on Wednesday in Parliament. The implementation of the antiretroviral therapy suggests that the country is moving towards universal treatment. The program has increased patients’ chances of survival. However, logistics of drug supply to the three million patients treated had become a challenge. According to the National Development Plan, generations under the age of 20 will not be infected with HIV in 2030, as the minister explained. It is noted that SA is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of the disease is highest in the world.


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