Communities key to ending stigma

Speaking at a World AIDS Day event in Klerksdorp, South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza called on communities to end the stigma associated with HIV and discrimination against people living with the virus, News24 reports. Ending the epidemic and gender-based violence will require changes in social attitudes and norms, he said. Mabuza also recognized progress against HIV in South Africa, which has the world’s largest HIV treatment programme and has provided voluntary medical male circumcision services to almost 4 million men and boys (News24, 1 December 2019).