HSRC HIV report shows low consistent condom use

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This week the Human Science Research Council issued report on HIV prevalence and incidence in South Africa, it shows a significant decline in new infections in 2017, compared to a similar survey five years ago. Despite the decline in new infections the number of people receiving treatment has increased. Prof Khangelani Zuma of the Human Sciences Research Council explained why this is. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi responded to another concerning finding that consistent condom use was low, more than a third of young women had sexual relationships with older men, and early sexual debuts before the age of 15 had increased among males. o give us a perspective of what is in the HSRC report and the response needed I am now joined by the Executive Manager: National Strategic Plan Implementation at SANAC Dr. Connie Kganakga

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