Infographic: HIV and Aids in South Africa 1990 to 2016

Richer countries say the peak of the Aids epidemic was in 1985. But the disease hit South Africa only in the 1990s, just as we were starting to build a new society and economy out of the wreck of apartheid. The epidemic peaked here 10 years later.

Infographic of six graphs showing trends in HIV/Aids indicators in South Africa from 1990 to 2016, during the terms of five different presidents: FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma. The six indicators are life expectancy, child mortality, HIV-positive population, children living with HIV, Aids-related deaths and antiretroviral therapy coverage of the HIV-positive population.

Read more: HIV and Aids in South Africa

Written, researched and designed by Mary Alexander.
Updated 1 March 2018.