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Journalists depend on HIV statistics to contextualise stories. Statistics tell the reader or viewer why your story is important. Although estimates vary between agencies, even the lowest estimates are frightening reminders of the extent of the HIV epidemic.

These factsheets examine global and South African statistics with a focus on HIV infection and mortality and on funding for HIV and AIDS-related issues.

Wits Journalism Anova Health

The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. The project is funded by by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05 and through the Anova Health Institute through PEPFAR via USAID under Award No. AID-674-A-12-00015.