How close are we to a world without Aids?

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Since 1981 when HIV and Aids were first discovered, the world has made drastic strides in tackling disease prevention, treatment and management but how much work is still needed before we can prevent Aids altogether?

These days, the phrase "HIV is no longer a death sentence" is frequently used in the media. Medications are now more accessible than they have been in the past as a result of the successful implementation of HIV programmes across the globe.

South Africa has the biggest antiretroviral programme in the world, spending around $1 billion each year, AVERT explains.

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