The latest UNAIDS report hails South Africa as one of the global leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The country's contributed more than 20% in achieving a worldwide treatment of goal of 15 million people since the year 2000.
JOHANNESBURG – A clinical HIV vaccine trial gets under way in South Africa this week.
More than 5,000 men and women have already volunteered to take part in this breakthrough trial.
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The first HIV-negative test subjects will receive their first vaccines in Soweto on Thursday. Participants will receive five vaccines over a year.
Scientists are hoping the vaccine will stop the transmission of the HIV strain most prevalent in southern Africa.
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation deputy director, Linda-Gail Bekker spoke to eNCA about the trial.
Watch her interview in the gallery above.