In Durban the International AIDS Conference is wrapping u, after five days of celebrity, science and conversation.
Stephen Grootes talks to EWN reporter Masego Rahlaga and finds out an important message that has come out of these deliberations.
Rahlaga says the excludion of people from the conversation is one of the biggest concerns.
LGBTI community complain they are disregarded, they are discriminated against. We are a world that has not fully accepted that they exist, especially in third world countries in Africa where it is still taboo.— Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter
Gay, lesbian and transgender people can still be prosecuted for their sexual preference in many African countries, she says.
One million people are newly infected with the virus every year.
The LGBTI community says if you are not going to include us in the fight, then it's going to keep going.— Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter