|Publish Year :||2018|
|Publisher :||The BMJ|
|Author Name :||Subedar H., Barnett S., Chaka T., Dladla S., Hagerman E., Jenkins S. Matshimane G., Mangold K., Msimanga B., Pooe R., Schultz L. and Pillay Y.|
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Despite a recent fall in new infections, South Africa still has the largest HIV epidemic in the world and has not achieved the 50% reduction envisaged in its national strategic plan for 2012-16. Adolescent girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV, with prevalence among 20-24 year olds three times higher in women (16%) than in men (5%), and females aged 15-24 years accounting for 37% of new infections. Amid the competing priorities for HIV funding, the current national plan (2017-22) calls for urgent focus on adolescent girls and young women.