Monday, July 27, 2009
South Africa's population contracting because of AIDS
SHOOT: In the last few years the population of South Africa has contracted by 0.31%. That's 150 000 people fewer in total. According to the article, 1 in 5 SA women is HIV positive. You'd think there would be an incredible culture here of being averse to dating, and sticking to one partner. And checking one's staus would be done often and be a popular practise. You'd expect abstinence to be seen as a conventional alternative. But given the low profile of AIDS, if it weren't for the statistics you wouldn't know it existed.