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HIV Statistics South Africa – Deaths, antiretroviral treatment

HIV & AIDS statistics – Deaths from HIV related illnesses in South Africa 2010 – 2015

The HIV statistics for South Africa show that there continues to be a very high number of HIV related deaths. In 2015 the number of people who died from HIV related illnesses was 162,445 which was 30.5% of all deaths in South Africa.

Deaths from HIV related illnesses in South Africa 2010 – 2015
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
HIV & AIDS related deaths 183,465 200,654 197,090 177,624 151,040 162,445
Total number of deaths 535,396 556,087 555,921 539,880 516,929 531,965
Percentage of deaths that are deaths from HIV related illnesses 34.3 36.1 35.5 32.9 29.2 30.5

HIV statistics – Antiretroviral treatment in South Africa 2007 – 2011

The HIV statistics show that there were a total of 1.8 million South Africans on antiretroviral treatment by 2011. Of these 1.5 million were on treatment in the public sector, and more than 190,000 were on treatment in the private sector.

Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa 2007 – 2011
Currently on ART 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total 382,000 588,000 912,000 1,287,000 1,793,000
By Gender
Men 120,000 183,000 283,000 396,000 551,000
Women 228,000 354,000 553,000 777,000 1,090,000
Children <15 35,000 51,000 76,000 113,000 152,000
By Provider
Public sector 290,000 470,000 748,000 1,073,000 1,525,000
Private sector 68,000 86,000 117,000 154,000 190,000
NGOs 24,000 32,000 47,000 60,000 78,000

 

 

HIV statistics - People on ART by age group, South Africa, 2012

HIV statistics – People on ART by age group, South Africa, 2012

 

HIV statistics – Estimated number of people living with HIV 2011 – 2015 (in millions)

HIV statistics show that South Africa is the country with the largest number of people living with HIV. The number of people living with HIV has risen from 5.48 million in 2011 to 6.19 million in 2015.

Estimated number of people living with HIV 2011 – 2015 (in millions)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Living with HIV in South Africa 5.48 5.65 5.83 6.02 6.19

HIV statistics – HIV prevalence rate South Africa

The HIV prevalence reflects the percentage of people that are HIV positive in the population out of the total population at a given point in time. There is a substantial difference in HIV prevalence among the provinces and the HIV statistics show that this difference has been consistent over a number of years.

HIV Prevalence Rate by Province in South Africa in 2012

HIV prevalence rate by province in South Africa in 2012
KZN MP FS NW GP EC LP NC WC
Prevalence Rate 16.9 14.1 14.0 13.3 12.4 11.6 9.2 7.4 5

Key: KwaZulu-Natal, MP – Mpumalanga, FS – Free State, NW – North West, GP – Gauteng, EC – Eastern Cape, LP – Limpopo, NC – Northern Cape, WC – Western Cape

HIV Prevalence Rate by Age and Sex in South Africa 2011 – 2015

There is considerable variation in prevalence rates between women and men. Approximately one fifth of South African women in their reproductive years are HIV positive.

HIV Prevalence Rate by Age and Sex in South Africa 2011 – 2015
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Women 15-49 18.42 18.53 18.67 18.85 18.99
Adults 15-49 16.01 16.14 16.29 16.46 16.59
Youth 15-24 5.64 5.61 5.6 5.59 5.59
Total Population 10.6 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.2

More HIV & TB information

You can learn more about HIV in South Africa now, and also TB in South Africa.

Sources for HIV statistics for South Africa

Report: South African Dept. of Health Annual Performance Plan 2014/15 – 2016/17 www.hst.org.za/publications/national-department-health-annual-performance-plan-201415-201617
Report: South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Progress Report on the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs (2013 – 2106) http://sanac.org.za/news/item/219-progress-report-national-strategic-plan-on-hiv-stis-and-tb-2012-2016
Mid-Year Population Estimates July 2015 Statistics South Africa Statistical Release P0302 www.statssa.gov.za