CSIS Experts Discuss Challenges Of HIV Epidemic In South Africa, Role Of PEPFAR, Other Partners
Center for Strategic & International Studies: The World’s Largest HIV Epidemic in Crisis: HIV in South Africa
Sara Allinder, executive director and senior fellow, and Janet Fleischman, senior associate, both at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the challenges of HIV in South Africa, home of the largest epidemic in the world. The authors highlight the barriers to reducing HIV transmission among young adults in the country, writing, “Without aggressive action to reduce the rate of new infections in young people, HIV will continue to take a tremendous toll on the country for years and generations to come. Collective action is needed to push beyond the complacency and internal barriers to implement policies and interventions that directly target HIV prevention and treatment for young people. PEPFAR should ensure its programs support those efforts” (4/2).