oa CSIR Science Scope - Science and indigenous knowledge combine to fight HIV/Aids : health and disabilities
Some 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV, sub-Saharan Africa being the worst hit. The subcontinent carries just over 10% of the world population, but is home to over 60% of all people living with HIV. In South Africa alone, more than 5 million people are living with the virus. The CSIR is exploring novel, scientific interventions that may curb and eventually eradicate the spread of the pandemic.
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