CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSOUTH AFRICA: Clinton, in South Africa, Says Anti-HIV Efforts Have Saved 'Hundreds of Thousands'
August 7, 2012
Associated Press (08.07.12)
Midway through her tour of Africa, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday in Pretoria that global efforts to stop HIV "have saved hundreds of thousands of lives." Since 2004, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has spent $3.2 billion on HIV prevention and treatment programs in South Africa, where 17.8 percent of the population have tested positive for the virus. In Cape Town on Wednesday, Clinton will lead a ceremony marking the beginning of a five-year period during which the United States will shift control of the AIDS initiative to South Africans.