The South African National Aids Council (SANAC) announced that 60 percent of South Africa’s approximately 150, 000 sex workers are HIV positive.

Sex workers, their “non-commercial partners” as well as their clients account for between 6 percent and 11 percent of all new infections in the country.

SANAC Chief Executive, Fareed Abdullah, said at the launch:“The programme also aimed at ensuring access to state social and health services where sex workers can receive HIV counselling and testing, treatment and contraception.”

Source: Health 24 and The New Age