August 6, 2007
HIV Rate Drops Among Pregnant South Africans
The HIV rate among pregnant South African women has decreased for the first time in eight years, a drop that the country’s health minister said last week was due to changes in behavior among South Africans. The rate of infection for South Africa’s pregnant women—statistics that generally presage HIV changes across a society’s general population—is currently 29.1, down from 30.2 percent in 2005.
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