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CNN Interviews U.S. Ambassador to South Africa About Future of Country's AIDS Response

December 4, 2013

CNN's Christiane Amanpour on her show recently interviewed U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard "about HIV/AIDS and the future of the Rainbow Nation," where "more than six million people -- or 10 percent of the entire population -- are infected with HIV." They examine U.S. funding for AIDS programs in the country through PEPFAR and discuss progress against the disease, noting that while there are more people living with HIV in the country than there were 10 years ago due to an increase in access to antiretroviral drugs, the rate of new infections is down 32 percent and only three percent of HIV-positive pregnant women are transmitting the virus to their children. "Still, there's more work to be done," Amanpour states. They examine challenges in the response moving forward, CNN notes and provides video footage of the interview (12/3).

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