Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1000 people die of AIDS each day in SA - that's 365 000 per year!

The scariest thing is that most people aren't even aware that this is a crisis. And this is the fault of the Mbeki government and the ANC.
clipped from news.yahoo.com
UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe, left, reacts with  South Africa's  health minister

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa's health minister on Tuesday promised a dramatic increase in treatment for AIDS victims to overcome the legacy of a decade of governmental denial of the epidemic.

Barbara Hogan said the government wanted to provide AIDS drugs to 1.5 million people over the next three years — up from 700,000 at present, conceding that thousands were without the treatment they desperately need.

South Africa has an estimated 5.7 million people infected with HIV — the most of any country in the world — and nearly 1,000 people die every day of AIDS-related diseases. But former President Thabo Mbeki and his health minister downplayed the crisis.

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