Ending Covid means ending AIDS, and ending both means ending inequality

 

SA’s HIV/AIDS and Covid-19 pandemics are becoming interdependent, according to a presentation by Prof Salim Abdool Karim at the recent SA AIDS Conference.

Karim’s thesis was reinforced by a presentation by Prof Tulio de Oliveira, who described “the possibility that immune-compromised individuals (with HIV being the biggest population in Africa) could become the source of SARS-CoV-2 and variant evolution”. – Daily Maverick (15 June 2021)

“To succeed with Covid-19 we must succeed with AIDS. Everyone should have a personal stake in HIV prevention and treatment.”

 

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