“We must keep the world focused on the HIV epidemic, and also be relevant in fighting a new pandemic that has devastated the world. We can do both,” Byanyima stated.
COVID-19 severely harmed AIDS response, and UNAIDS forecast Sub Saharan Africa’s situation could worsen, given the antiretroviral supplies cut during the pandemic.
In that region, gender discrimination deprives young women of self-determination on sexual life and health, which increases their vulnerability facing the virus.
As of January 2020 Malaria was the highest cause of death globally- mainly these deaths happening in sub Sahara Africa, this changed significantly and by May 2020 Covid 19 is the highest cause of death pic.twitter.com/SjI5CvnSpF