The Stream

HIV positive: How activists plan to combat the disease by 2030

What is needed to protect the most vulnerable?

Great progress has been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but is it enough to eradicate the virus? According to UNAIDS, in 2014, there were more than 36.9 million people living with HIV, and in sub-Saharan Africa there were more than one million new infections.

Women and children are the most vulnerable to the disease. Economic, social and cultural factors all complicate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
High profile HIV activist singer/songwriter Annie Lennox and Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa will be in The Stream sharing how they are fighting the pandemic. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Annie Lennox @AnnieLennox

Singer/songwriter, HIV activist


Sheila Dinotshe Tlou @_dinotshe

UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa


Shawn Decker @shawndecker and Gwenn Barringer @gwennbarringer

HIV educators


Lebogang Motsumi @LEBZA_MABRR

HIV+ activist

Alice Kadzanja

HIV+ nurse, Dignitas International 

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