On Sunday 4 May, the Sunday Independent reported HIV statistics released by the Development Bank of South Africa. In particular, the report stated:
Numerous statistics about the South African HIV epidemic of varying quality have been collected. Here are some of the most reliable, high quality ones.
Constructed using mortality data from Statistics South Africa and Instituto Basileiro de
Geografia e Estatística.
HIV/AIDS denialism dealt an irreversible blow! Now, how do we prevent HIV infections, save lives and build a decent health system all?
A health system in crisis and without leadership: A TAC briefing sheet
23 August 2006
Long waiting list for antiretroviral treatment at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Durban
On 21 July 2006, the Department of Health released the annual HIV and syphillis antenatal survey2. What does this survey show? Is it of any use? Is it true that the number of people with HIV is finally stablising? What do we really know about the the prevalence of HIV and the number of AIDS deaths?
TAC has been asked these and many similar questions. They are good questions and so this analysis will try to provide useful answers. But to do so, we really need to explain HIV/AIDS statistics in South Africa generally.
TAC/TAG Africa TB/HIV Workshop
Westville prisoners take Department of Correctional Services to court for right to treatment
Important Constitutional Court case to be heard on right to privacy of people with HIV on 9 May 2006
TAC statement on verdict in Jacob Zuma trial