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.
|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|
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.
|Currently on ART||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
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.
|Living with HIV in South Africa||5.48||5.65||5.83||6.02||6.19|
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.
Key: KwaZulu-Natal, MP – Mpumalanga, FS – Free State, NW – North West, GP – Gauteng, EC – Eastern Cape, LP – Limpopo, NC – Northern Cape, WC – Western Cape
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.
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