HIV response during COVID-19 crisis

While attention remains focused on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 globally, scientists continue to battle to develop a vaccine for HIV, a virus that has plagued countries for decades. So far Covid-19 has resulted in over two-million deaths worldwide and severely crippled economies. The focus on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 has raised concerns over the neglect of HIV interventions. There are fears that a hidden crisis may be brewing especially in countries like South Africa. Nevertheless, the HIV fight will be in the spotlight during the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, due to be held virtually later this month. Jane Rabothata reports