Drop in mother-to-child HIV transmission in KZN says Zikalala

Drop in mother-to-child HIV transmission in KZN says Zikalala

The KwaZulu-Natal government says HIV infection from mother-to-child is at it's lowest in comparison to previous years.

Candle lighting ceremony as remembrance of the people who have succumbed to HIV/AIDS and related diseases

During Sunday's AIDS Day celebrations, the KZN premier and Health MEC revealed that the province is the best performing in the country.

All three of the districts that have managed to reach the United Nations' 90-90-90 targets are from KZN.

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Ugu, Umkhanyakude and Umzinyathi districts are the first to have 90% of people living with HIV knowing their status, 90% of those are on medication, and 90% of all on medication have reached viral load suppression.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said: "It should be noted that the programme of government has succeeded, the one of ensuring that the transmission from mother to child is stopped and addressed."

"Right now in KwaZulu-Natal we got less than 1%, and we have reduced that from 25%. We need to keep those children alive and infected by HIV and that is what we are doing by ensuring that mothers do follow the whole guidance that they are given,"

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