Challenge to manage new infections as Aids Conference draws to an end

The conversation on ending HIV/Aids has moved from decreasing deaths to decreasing the number of new infections, pointing towards progress regarding the issue.

More than 18 000 stakeholders from various governance, health, research and advocacy sectors attended the 21st International Aids Conference in Durban.

702's John Robbie spoke to Professor Salim Abdool Karim from the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) on what needs to be done.

He said that it was important to get HIV to a point where the virus no longer spreads rapidly but is more of a disease that can be managed.

Listen to the interview below:

What we're seeing, 16 years later, is new... a different epidemic and the new challenge is how do we slow down the number of new infections.

Prof Salim Adbool Karim, Director at CAPRISA
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