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HIV positive: How activists plan to combat the disease by 2030

Al Jazeera,   18 May, 2016 16:44
<span>Women and children are the most vulnerable to the disease. Economic, social and cultural factors all complicate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.</span>
Women and children are the most vulnerable to the disease. Economic, social and cultural factors all complicate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Author: Al Jazeera
What is needed to protect the most vulnerable? Great progress has been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but is it enough to eradicate the virus? According to UNAIDS, in 2014, there were more than 36.9 million people living with HIV, and in sub-Saharan Africa there were more than one million new infections.

Women and children are the most vulnerable to the disease. Economic, social and cultural factors all complicate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
 
High profile HIV activist singer/songwriter Annie Lennox and Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa will be in The Stream sharing how they are fighting the pandemic. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Annie Lennox @AnnieLennox
Singer/songwriter, HIV activist

Sheila Dinotshe Tlou @_dinotshe
UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa

Shawn Decker @shawndecker and Gwenn Barringer @gwennbarringer
HIV educators

Lebogang Motsumi @LEBZA_MABRR
HIV+ activist

Alice Kadzanja
HIV+ nurse, Dignitas International

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