Saturday, November 22, 2008

SA is Aids world champion

Here's a title we could have avoided but no, thanks to the ANC the 'great liberator of black people' in South Africa we have this ignominious distinction of being an Aids-infested shithole. The people were 'liberated' yes - to an early grave.

Listen up 'world community', liberals, left-wingers and arseholes of similar ilk, I guarantee you, I abso-fucking-lutely guarantee you that had the 'evil' apartheid regime been in power that this would not have happened.

The blood of at least 330 000 Aids victims is in your hands. If you had given South Africa a chance to find its own way out of its problems instead of forcing a criminal organisation like the ANC on it, the country would NOT be where it is today. Go pour yourselves another glass of chardonnay for a job well done, wankers!

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More than three-quarters of AIDS-related deaths occur in sub- Saharan Africa and South Africa is now officially the country with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world, a new UN report said Wednesday.

Improved monitoring of the pandemic has led the U.N. to revise its estimates, particularly in Southern Africa and Asia, resulting in a major revision in the assessment of India's epidemic, the country previously thought to be worst-hit.

"South Africa is the country with the largest number of HIV infections in the world," according to the UNAIDS annual report on the epidemic for 2007.

While the report didn't give a figure, the South African government currently estimates some 5.5 million of the country's 48 million population are living with the disease. While AIDS continued to be the leading cause of death in Africa, sub-Saharan Africa was the worst affected region.

"More than two out of three (68%) adults and nearly 90% of children infected with HIV live in this region, and more than three in four (76%) AIDS deaths in 2007 occurred there, illustrating the unmet need for antiretroviral treatment in Africa."

Women in the region bear the brunt of the disease.

"Unlike other regions, the majority of people (61%) living with HIV in sub- Saharan Africa are women," the report found.

"It is estimated that 1.7 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2007, bringing to 22.5 million the total number of people living with the virus" that causes AIDS.

Southern Africa was the worst affected in the region with national adult HIV prevalence over 15% in eight countries.

"While there is evidence of a significant decline in the national HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe, the epidemics in most of the rest of the subregion have either reached or are approaching a plateau."

The U.N. data showed that adult HIV prevalence was either stable or has started to decline in many parts of Africa.

According to the report, Kenya and Zimbabwe were some of the countries where the slowing trend of new infections was most evident, with similar shifts in Burkino Faso, Ivory Coast and Mali.

Worldwide, new infections of AIDS were leveling off, and of the 2.5 million people newly infected overall, more than half come from sub-Saharan Africa.

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