ARV roll-out increases life expectancy

  • The Citizen - 19 October 2012

Life expectancy in South Africa has shot up by six years to 60 over the past few years, thanks to antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment, a demographer said yesterday.

"The good news is that mortality rates are falling," said Rob Dorrington, a University of Cape Town actuary and demographer who co-authored a recent Medical Research Council (MRC) the full article.

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“The country's population stands at about 50 million, with 11% being HIV-positive”