liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

New HIV Infections Decreasing in South AfricanTeens

Sounds like young South Africans have finally gotten the news that condom use is the way to avoid infection. The report I have here (from The Week) says that people are still having multiple sex partners, but new infection rates have declined significantly. South Africa has the worlds largest HIV positive population, some 5.2 million people. Of South African women age 20-34, one third are HIV positive. One third. It's not hard to imagine the disaster in the future.
Tags: africa, hiv/aids, public health, sex, south africa, stds, the long emergency

  • QotD: I Think

    I think, therefore I am... confused. --Benjamin Hoff in The Tao of Pooh

  • QotD: the cost of loving

    “If you’ve got a heart at all, someday it will kill you.” —Rita Dove, poet

  • A Request of Runners in Pandemic Times

    Living in an urban area I, like many, exercise in the park. I was doing so before the pandemic started and I have continued. My local park is big…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded