Have we become complacent to HIV/Aids?
The 1st of December marked World Aids Day with the theme for 2022 being “Equalise and Integrate to End AIDS,” reflecting the gravity of the epidemic’s impact on marginalised communities.
In 2021 there were 7.9 million people in South Africa living with HIV and Aids while only 5.4 million were on treatment.
Have we become complacent to the HIV/Aids pandemic in South Africa? Is there enough education and awareness around this disease? Are we making progress in healthcare systems to treat and prevent HIV/Aids?
We discuss this with Gqibelo Dandala, the Executive Director of One to One Africa as well as Matthew Johannes and Lindeka Joka, who are contributors to the book “In My Life: Stories from young AIDS activists”.