BBC News - South Africa: 'Over 25% of schoolgirls HIV positive'
Terrifying stuff, 28% of school girls are HIV positive.
On the plus side, the country is taking it seriously now. For all the slating of Zuma, he and his health minister have more than doubled the amount of life saving drugs being issued to patients. We're some distance from Mbeki questioning how AIDS spreads.
But the figures are scary.
1/4 school girls have HIV
10% of the entire population has it
50% of the deaths in the country are as a result of Aids.
And SA is better at measuring the numbers and treating than many African countries, and more honest than Russia. How bad is this really in other countries.