At a glance: HIV/AIDS Stats

Global Summary of HIV/AIDS, December 2002

Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa’s AIDS Statistics at a Glance

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Global Summary of HIV/AIDS, December 2002

Number of People living with HIV/AIDS

 

Total

Adults

Women

Children under 15

42 million

38.6 million

19.2 million

3.2 million

People newly infected with HIV 2002

 

 

Total

Adults

Women

Children under 15

5 million

4.2 million

2 million

800 000  

AIDS Deaths 2002

 

Total

Adults

Women

Children under 15

3.1 million

2.5 million

1.2 million

610 000

Children orphaned by AIDS 2002   14 mollion

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Sub-SaharanAfrica

Adults and Children living with HIV with HIV/AIDS 29.4 million
Adults and children newly infected with HIV/AIDS 3.5 million
Adult Prevalence Rates 8.8%
Main Mode of Transmission Hetero
Children orphaned by AIDS end 2001 11 million

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South Africa’s AIDS Statistics at a Glance

  2001 Antenatal Survey

Nelson Mandela/HSRC study on HIV/AIDS
National HIV Prevalence



Number of people living with HIV/AIDS

26.5% of pregnant women attending ANC in 2002

24.8% of pregnant women in 2001

4.74 million

11.4% of South Africans


4.5 million South Africans

 

Age Specific

Prevalence (years)

2001 Antenatal Survey

 

Age Specific

Prevalence (years)

Nelson Mandela/HSRC study on HIV/AIDS

<20 15.4% Children (2-14) 5.6%
20-24 28.4% Youths (15-24) 9.3%
25-29 31.4% =>25 15.5%

 

Children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS in SA (UNAIDS) 660 000

 

Provincial Prevalence 

 

2001 Antenatal Survey

Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study on HIV/AIDS
Gauteng Province 29.8% 14.7%
Mpumalanga 29.2% 14.1%
KwaZulu Natal  33.5% 11.7%
Free State 30.1% 14.9%
North West 25.2% 10.3%
Eastern Cape 21.7% 6.6%
Northern Province 14.5% 9.8%
Northern Cape 15.9% 8.4%
Western Cape 8.6% 10.7%
 
Racial Prevalence

 

Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study on HIV/AIDS (HIV positive)
African 12.9%
White 6.2%
Coloured 6.1%
Indian 1.6%

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Contacts

World Health Organisation (WHO)
Chris Powell
Tel. +41 22 791 2888
Fax. +41 22 791 4830
Email: powellc@who.int
Website: www.who.int

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Anne Winter, Dominique de Santis
Tel: +41 22 791 4509
Fax: +41 22 791 4898
Email:
wintera@unaids.org
desantisd@unaids.org
Website: www.unaids.org

Department of Health
Dr Nono Simelela
Tel: 012 312 0121
Cell: 082 578 1515
Fax: 012 326 2891
Email: simeln@health.gov.za
Website: www.health.gov.za

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Dr Olive Shisana
Tel: 021 467 4420
Fax: 021 467 4424
Email: oshisana@hsrc.ac.za
Website: www.hsrc.ac.za

Medical Research Council (MRC)
Mark Colvin
Specialist Researcher responsible for Surveillance Studies Tel: 031 288 4008
Fax: 031 202 0950
Email: mark.colvin@mrc.ac.za
Website: www.mrc.ac.za

Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)
Sarah Bennett
Telephone Number: 011 509 3045 or 083 455 8882
Fax Number: 011 880 5005
Email address: sbennett@nmg-levy.co.za
Website: www.assa.org.za

Centre for Actuarial Research, University of Cape Town
Prof. Rob Dorrington
Tel: (021) 650 2475
Fax: (021) 689 7580
Email:
care@commerce.uct.ac.za
Website: www.commerce.uct.ac.za/care

The Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD)
Prof Alan Whiteside
Telephone: +27 (031) 260 2592
Fax: +27 (031) 260 2587
Email:
a.whitesid@nu.ac.za

freeman@nu.ac.za
Website: www.heard.org.za

University of South Africa, Bureau of Marketing Research
Prof CJ van Aardt
Tel (012) 429-2940
Fax (012) 429-3170

E-mail
vaardcj@unisa.ac.za

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Publications

1 UNAIDS/WHO, AIDS Epidemic Update, 2002

2 Department of Health, National HIV and Syphilis Sero-Prevalence Survey of Women attending Public Antenatal Clinics in South Africa, 2001

3 Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study of HIV/AIDS, South African National HIV Prevalence, Behavioral Risks and Mass Media: Household Study, 2002

4 Department of Health, Press Release, 03 July 2003

5 UNAIDS, Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2002

6 Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (RePPSI), Media Advocacy Pack, 2003

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