13 IN 100 PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE HIV POSITIVE, LATEST STATISTICS SHOW

PRETORIA, The latest data revealed by Statistician General Pali Lehohla show that 13 in every 100 people in South Africa are HIV positive while one in every five young women in their reproduction years are infected with the virus.

These statistics were released here Friday by Stats South Africa in their mid-year population estimates, which showed that the country’s population grew by more than 900,000 people from 2016 to the middle of 2017, and now stands at 56.52 million.

Fifty-one per cent of the population is female, while 49 per cent is male.

Black people remains the biggest population group, comprising 81 per cent of the population, followed by coloured people with 9.0 per cent, then white people at 8.0 per cent and those of Indian origin at 2.0 per cent.

Speaking on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Morning Live programme, Lehohla said life expectancy for women in South Africa women is higher than for men.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK