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World Cup 2010: Reviving the fight against AIDS

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World Cup 2010: Reviving the fight against AIDS

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South Africa is the country that has suffered the most from the AIDS epidemic. Out of a population of 45 million, the disease killed 350,000 people last year. South Africans hope that this summer’s World Cup will provide the kickstart needed to end the pandemic.

In a country that a few years ago refused to speak about AIDS, the taboo around the subject is finally lifting. The South African authorities are launching the biggest screening campaign ever. One in three people should be tested in the next few years.

Serge Rombi and a team from Euronews were exclusively allowed to film in a hospital that specialises in the treatment and testing of the AIDS virus. The report is from the Saint Mary hospital in Durban.