UN envoy sees progress and challenges in fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa

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In Lesotho, A woman holds the AIDS anti-retroviral treatment medicine for her granddaughter. Photo: IRIN/Eva-Lotta Jansson

Africa has made strides in keeping the rate of new HIV infections low, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Specioza Wandira Kazibwe says that there has been a reduction in mother-to child-transmission of HIV and that more than 7 million people are eligible for anti-retroviral treatment.

UN Radio's Joshua Mmali caught up with Ms. Kazibwe who is attending this year's session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

She told him that she has worked with government officials and people in Africa to ensure that there is no discrimination and no stigma for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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