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Number Of SA Citizens Who Buys ARVs Increased, See Full Story.

THE number of South African citizens paying for ARVs has doubled between 2017 and 2020.

This was revealed by Coceka Nogoduka, acting CEO of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC).

He was speaking at a conference on AIDS and STIs at the International Conference on Aids and STI's in Durban.

He said from April 2017 to May 2021, there were 183 195 patients paying for their antiretrovirals (ARVs). He said about half of these patients were between the ages of 35 and 49.

Ms Nogoduka said this during a presentation at the conference at the ICC in Durban.

He said a number of government and non-government institutions were involved in efforts to reduce the rate of HIV infection, with 64,069 patients paying for their treatment by 2020, an increase of 30,000 compared to 2017.

“This indicates that this figure has increased by 1.21% in 2020 compared to 0.76% in 2017. Although this may seem like a small difference, it will make a big difference as the country has set itself the target, ”said Nogoduka.

He said South Africa had the highest number of cases, with KwaZulu-Natal having the highest number of cases. He said in 2018 7.7 billion South Africans were estimated to be infected.

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