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Live From Durban, South Africa - Top Moments on World AIDS Day

Live From Durban, South Africa - Top Moments on World AIDS Day

Yesterday the AIDS 2016 team celebrated World AIDS Day in solidarity with the people of Durban as a united front against AIDS. As the International AIDS Conference returns to Durban in 2016, the city came together on 1 December 2015, as one voice to celebrate the major milestones achieved and the new commitments for the future.

1 million people are now on ART in KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal, the province with the highest HIV infection rate in South Africa, celebrated reaching 1 million people on ART.

Building more community and government engagement 
Operation Sukuma Sakhe, a provincial government plan of continuous interaction between the government and the community has been adopted by other provinces to address social issues such as poverty, HIV and AIDS and other social issues.

South Africa commits to push towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals
Deputy President of South Africa promised to re-double efforts to ensure that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their status, that 90% of them are on treatment and that of those 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral load.

New 24 hour health news channel for South Africa
Health Minister, Dr Motsoaledi, announced the launch of a 24 hour television channel, the Good Life Network that will provide information on HIV and other public health issues. 

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