It has been 40 years since the first case of AIDS was reported. Since then, nearly 35-million people have died from HIV-related disease.
While there is still no cure, there has been great progress in developing treatment. Today infected people only have to take one pill a day.
But HIV is still the leading cause of death for women of childbearing age in southern Africa, which has the world's highest infection rate. In the Kayelitsha township in Cape Town, one health campaigner is working to make sure people stay on their medication.
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