HIV/AIDS in South Africa — The Facts and The Fiction


Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Republic of South Africa (RSA) Death Counts, 1997 – 2008

3. Compare the Numbers

3.1. AIDS Cases in the RSA Compared With United States, 1981 – 2002

3.2. AIDS Cases in All of Africa Compared with United States, 1981 – 2002

3.3. WHO Estimates for All of Africa Compared with Surveillance Data, 1993 – 2007

3.4. The Search for More HIV/AIDS Deaths in the RSA

4. The First AIDS Cases in the RSA

5. Why Are the Estimates so Escalated?

5.1. Misconception of the HIV Incubation Period

5.2. Misconception of the Natural Course for HIV Infection

5.2.1. The T-Cell Defect

5.2.2. Opportunistic Diseases Consequent to the T-Cell Defect

5.2.3. HIV / AIDS Mortality in Untreated Patients

5.2.4. Forgotten Knowledge

5.3. Antenatal HIV Sero-Survey Findings

6. Tuberculosis & Other Killers

7. Discussion

8. References

9. Appendices

9.1. Appendix A: Statistics South Africa vs. NCHS Ranking Methods

9.2. Appendix B: Underlying vs. Causes of Death: 1997, 1999, And 2001

9.3. Appendix C: The RSA Death Count Data Set, 1997–2008

9.4. Appendix D: HIV / AIDS in the RSA Health System

9.5. Appendix E: The 1982 CDC Case Definition for AIDS

9.6. Appendix F: The HIV Club – Blacks Only