South Africa: New ideas at 4th national AIDS conference

Published: April 1, 2009

South Africa: New ideas at 4th national AIDS conference

South Africa’s fourth national AIDS conference opened in the east-coast city of Durban this week with calls to scale up AIDS programming in a country that still has a long way to go in reversing the epidemic.

Conference chair and deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, told the over 4,000 delegates that South Africa was still in the "red zone" on maps reflecting the severity of the virus, "always seeming to have more numbers of HIV-positive people and TB patients".

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