On-Line, 05 December 2002, Shock findings of massive Aids study
percent of households are headed by children aged between 12 and 18.
the 15 to 49 age group, about 6,2 percent of whites and 6,6 percent of
coloureds are HIV-positive, compared to 18,4 percent of Africans.
circumstances, rather than race, determine HIV prevalence. People living in
informal settlements are almost twice as likely to contract HIV than those
in formal urban housing.
twice as many couples (57 percent of males and 46,1 percent of females) in
the 15 to 24 age group are using condoms than indicated in a study four
percent of men and 38 percent of women reported changing their sexual
behaviour in response to Aids.
percent of 25- to 49-year-olds knew HIV/Aids could not be cured by sleeping
with a virgin, but 24,7 percent of 12- to 14 year-olds were unsure.
24,4 percent of respondents aged 15 or more were uncertain whether HIV caused Aids.