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HIV advocacy group: Prevention of infection could end epidemic

The US Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention says if new infections are prevented, the epidemic will be stopped.

FILE. The US Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention says if new infections are prevented, the epidemic will be stopped. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The United States (US) Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention says it's positive that if new infections are prevented, the epidemic will be stopped.

More than 1,000 health workers, policy makers and researchers from around the world are attending the HIV R4P Conference in Cape Town this week.

The organisation's Mitchell Warren says in the future there will be several additional prevention and treatment methods, along with antiretrovirals.

"The people on treatment are not always able to maintain and what we say adhering; being able to take their pill every day. We know that for any condition, if you take vitamins, if you take the contraceptive pill as a woman, taking a pill every day is hard."