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  • HIV/AIDS is still a prominent health concern. South Africa is believed to have more people with HIV/AIDS than in any other country in the world. The 2007 UNAIDS report estimated that 5,700,000 South Africans had HIV/AIDS. Although new infections among mature age groups remain high, due to more education, new infections among teenagers seem to be on the decline.

  • In South Africa, the link has been made between an individual’s socio-economic background and the likelihood they will test for HIV. Those who have taken an HIV test and know their status are more likely to have a higher level of education, be employed, and have accurate HIV knowledge and a higher perception of risk.

  • South Africa has the biggest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. Read more HERE

When Nelson Mandela was elected in 1994 as the first black president, in the first universal elections, apartheid was abolished. Read more about Nelson Mandela in his autobiography Long Walk To Freedom.