South Africa

No. of pages: 24

Publication date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA & PSI

South Africa has the greatest number of people living with HIV in the world, with an estimated 16.9% of the adult population infected. Although large-scale HIV prevention efforts have resulted in a decrease in new infections, risky sexual behavior and insufficient levels of condom use continue to drive the HIV epidemic. Male condoms are a vital part of South Africa’s HIV prevention strategy, and because condoms offer dual protection against both HIV and unplanned pregnancy, they also play an important role in meeting the need for family planning.