Aids-related deaths in SA decline

The number of people who have died from AIDS-related illness in South Africa has gone down over the past 18 years. Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke released the country's population report this morning tracking statistical changes from 2002. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The number of people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses in South Africa has gone down over the past 18-years.

Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke released the country's population report, tracking statistical changes from 2002.

According to Stats SA, the total number of people living with HIV is estimated at approximately 7.8-million in 2020.

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The proportion of AIDS-related deaths has declined by almost half, from 30.6-percent to just over 15-percent.

"In recent years, South Africa has moved from a country suffering mostly mortalities from communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS – which are often concentrated at younger ages – to scenarios where most causes of death are attributable to non-communicable diseases, manifesting at late ages, such as strokes or heart disease (MCOD, 2017)," Maluleke said.

 

 

 

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