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    Sex Workers in Africa Are More Vulnerable During COVID-19
    04 June 2020
    Sex workers in Africa are among the communities suffering the most due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as lockdowns and police crackdowns leave millions without income. Sex workers have always been vulnerable to violence and infectious diseases such as HI...
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    COVID-19 Threatens to Derail Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria
    27 May 2020
    As COVID-19 ravages the world, the fight against HIV, TB and malaria is acutely at risk. That fight is not merely at risk of getting knocked off course – it can be derailed entirely.
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    During COVID-19, HIV Medication in Ukraine Arrives by Post
    19 May 2020
    Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening access to lifesaving medicines for people living with HIV. Lockdowns and restrictions on public transportation make it harder for many to get treatment. Many people living with HIV can’t afford t...
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    Amid COVID-19, Communities Continue Fight against Other Pandemics
    12 May 2020
    At the International AIDS conference in 2000 I joined an activist community that barreled through the streets of Durban demanding universal access to HIV treatment. At the time, the treatment was only accessible to the rich – it cost more than US$10,...
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    Protecting Mothers and Babies from HIV during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    12 May 2020
    The COVID-19 lockdowns are making it difficult for vulnerable people to access critical health services, particularly in remote communities. In northern Uganda, the lockdown and restrictions on transport are a barrier to accessing health services for...
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    The Threat to Africa
    07 April 2020
    Covid-19 is like a drama in which each act eclipses the one before. First, it was Wuhan. Then it moved to Europe. Now it’s accelerating in the United States. But the act that could overshadow all is when Covid-19 takes off in Africa.