Over 18 000 delegates are expected to gather at the 21st International Aids Conference in Durban on Monday.
The conference will for the first time take place under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs banner, to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The SDG hopes to end the disease by 2030.
702's John Robbie spoke to Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on what the conference hopes to achieve.
Listen to the interview below:
This is the biggest Aids conference ever held on planet earth which is held every two years. It brings together scientists, researchers, HIV/Aids activists, policy makers and governments.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health
Motsoaledi explained the importance of 90-90-90, which may be a solution to ending the spread of HIV globally if citizens make responsible decisions regarding their HIV status.
If every country can have 90% of their people who are HIV positive knowing their status, and have 90% of those on treatment, and have 90% of those on treatment being viraly suppressed that they no longer propagate the virus to others, then we can say that we no longer have Aids.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health