SA to make dramatic change on war on Aids
20 January 2012
A senior United Nations official said that in the next eight years South Africa could make a dramatic change in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
UNAIDS Southern Africa Regional Director Sheila Tlou applauded the South African government for their efforts in fighting the pandemic.
Tlou said the South African governments turnaround in Aids policies have borne fruit.
She added that SA had the most comprehensive Aids plan in the world but that so much more needed to be done.
At the same time she added that SA still has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world, and she blamed this for the lack of political commitment in the past.
She predicted that by 2020 there could be a massive drop in infections.