CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSOUTH AFRICA: SAfrica: Theron Pledges Help in AIDS Fight
July 30, 2013
Aids Weekly Plus
Actress Charlize Theron, an ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS while meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma on July 29 in Pretoria. The actress, who is a native of South Africa, said that “an AIDS-free generation” could become a global reality with more leaders like Zuma. According to UNAIDS statistics, South Africa has reduced newly reported HIV cases by 12 percent throughout the past two years and tested 8 million individuals for HIV in 2012.