On this World AIDS Day, the South African government announced a major shift in how it deals with the disease. President Jacob Zuma even compared the lengthy battle against AIDS with the long struggle against apartheid.
Zuma’s government will broaden treatment for babies and pregnant women, hoping to lower the rate of AIDS infection in a society where at least one in ten citizens is living with HIV.
Also, the United States will provide South Africa with $120 million for AIDS drugs over the next two years.
For more on the global AIDS outlook, David Brancaccio speaks with Bertil Lindblad, the director of the UNAIDS New York office.
And Haru Mutasa of Al Jazeera English reports from the town of Khayelitsha, South Africa.
Is the U.S. doing enough to support the fight against AIDS in the developing world?
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