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Doctors Without Borders supporters march in protest to the American Consulate in Johannesburg in 2012 over lack of funding to fight HIV. Photo by Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

TB, HIV and COVID-19: urgent questions as three epidemics collide

Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.
The fight against AIDS can’t be won without communities. Narendra Shrestha/EPA-EFE

Communities can make – or break – strategies to curb HIV

Communities continue to be vital in efforts to bring the pandemic under control. They are the custodians of rich knowledge that creates the context in which HIV transmission occurs.
South African HIV rights group, the Treatment Action Campaign, marching through Durban, calling for antiretroviral access for all. International AIDS Society/Rogan Ward

It will take more than $36 billion every year to end AIDS

Current epidemiological and financial trends suggest there's a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to sustain life-saving antiretroviral programmes.
The WHO has recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as an additional HIV prevention choice for people with a high risk of being infected. Truvada has been licensed in South Africa. Epa/Maurizio Gambarini

How a drug can help prevent 5000 girls being infected with HIV every week

Young women in southern Africa are most at risk of becoming infected with HIV. If they take a pre-exposure prophylaxis like Truvada it could change their lives.

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