Durban- A clarion call was made to renew the fight against HIV and Aids at the launch of the South African Aids Conference which is being at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.
The call was made by renowned South African researcher Professor Salim Karim who is the director at Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA).
"Now is the time we need to rededicate ourselves," Karim said.
He made the call in the face of statistics that painted a bleak picture of progress made not only in South Africa, but around the globe as well.
Karim said there were 5 000 new infections everyday across the world.