- This year 2,000,000 people have died from AIDS in Africa.
- According to an United Nations- and World Health Organisation report South Africa is the country with the fastest growing AIDS epidemic in the world with 1,500 people newly infected with HIV every day.
- kwaZulu/Natal has one of the highest HIV rates in the world with 33 % of the 15 to 49 year olds being HIV positive.
- 20 % of the miners are HIV positive.
(Source: BBC World Report)
- Six million South Africans will be infected with HIV by the year 2005.
- Most of them will come from kwaZulu/Natal
- In the same year the number of people in the country living with full blown AIDS will have reached a staggering 1,5 million.
- The HIV infection rate in kwaZulu/Natal is at 26,6 % (according to the National Department of Health)
- The national infection average is 16 % (according to the latest national HIV ante natal survey)
- Last year's figure was 14 %
- Already 150000 people have died from AIDS in kwaZulu/Natal in the past seven years.
- It will only take another two years for that figure to double.
- Research has shown that by the year 2014, when AIDS mortality is at its peak, 130000 people will be dying each year.
- Last year alone AIDS killed more people in the province than all other causes together.
- By 2006 the cumulative total of AIDS deaths in kwaZulu/Natal will have surpassed one million.
- And by 2016 the number will reach two million in absence of a cure.
- South Africa has grown from having one of the lowest infection rates a few years ago to currently having the fastest growing epidemic on the continent (according to Dr. Garth Japhet)
- It is estimated that between 40 and 50 million people globally will have the HIV virus by the year 2000.
(Source: Daily News, 4 June 1998)
- 6 Babies die of AIDS each day in kwaZulu/Natal.
- 4000 people are infected per day in Southern Africa.
- There will be 500 000 AIDS orphans in kwaZulu/Natal by the year 2000.
- 20% of women attending antenatal clinics in kwaZulu/Natal in 1995 were infected with HIV.
(Source: Sunday Tribune, 23 February 1997)
- We inform the public about the true facts of AIDS. We have trained volunteer workers, who visit the communities to make them aware of the dangers and effective measures of prevention.
- The Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard runs "Blessed Gérard's Care-Centre and Hospice" which caters for AIDS-victims.
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