The Survey is the annual yearbook on all social, economic, and political aspects of South Africa that the IRR has been publishing since 1946.
The data used was obtained from a Department of Health (DoH) publication entitled The 2011 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence Survey in South Africa.
In 2011 KwaZulu-Natal had 108 594 new infections, 8 961 (8%) of which were accounted for by those under the age of 15, also referred to as children.
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In total, some 1.1% of the province’s population was newly infected with HIV that year.
Following KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng had 71 637 new infections – the equivalent of 196 daily. Of these, 5 912 (8%) were accounted for by children. Some 0.6% of the provincial population was newly infected.
There were only 9 537 new infections in the Western Cape, which translates to 26 new infections daily. Of these, 787 (8%) were new child infections. Only 0.2% of the Western Cape population was newly infected, the lowest proportion of all the provinces.
In the whole country, there were 352 360 new infections in 2011, some 29 068 (8%) of which were child infections. People who were newly infected in 2011 accounted for 0.7% of South Africa’s population.
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