SA Aids toll

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The Health Minister, Nkosazana Zuma, said 1,500 South Africans were infected every day with the virus that causes Aids. A spokesman said around 2 million South Africans were unaware they were infected with HIV. The United Nations programme UNAIDS estimates 2.4 million of South Africa's population of just under 40 million are already infected with HIV, more than the total number infected in the whole of the Americas.

- Reuters, Cape Town