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HIV Cases Said Leveling Off in South Africa

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HIV cases in South Africa have leveled off to about 10.9 percent of residents aged two and older, the BBC reports of a new study.

The rate may actually be falling among children and teenagers partly because of increased condom use, the network reported of survey findings by the Human Sciences Research Council.

But the report termed the overall situation "dire," since South Africa has the world's largest HIV-positive population, at 5.5 million.

Women between 20 and 34 years old continued to be the worst affected, with 33 percent carrying HIV, according to the report.

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