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As HIV incidence declines in South Africa, new infections are concentrating in those over 25

The scale-up of HIV treatment, youth-focused prevention interventions and voluntary male circumcision has changed the age distribution of HIV incidence in South Africa according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with 7.7 million people currently living with HIV.… Read More »

Untreated HIV, low CD4 count or unsuppressed viral load raise the risk of COVID-19 death in South Africa

People with HIV not on antiretroviral treatment were 45% more likely to die after admission to hospital with COVID-19 compared to people taking antiretroviral treatment, a large study of in-hospital deaths from COVID-19 in South Africa has concluded. The study also found an increased risk of death in people with HIV with CD4 counts below… Read More »