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A health-care worker visits HIV sufferer Nkosinathi Mthembu at his home in Esikhawini township near Empangani in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal province. South Africa has the world's largest number of AIDS cases, with more than five million people infected. (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS)
A health-care worker visits HIV sufferer Nkosinathi Mthembu at his home in Esikhawini township near Empangani in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal province. South Africa has the world's largest number of AIDS cases, with more than five million people infected. (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS)

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Audio: On World AIDS Day, is there hope amidst the global downturn and funding squeeze? Add to ...

The global downturn is hitting the global fight against AIDS, and it could not come at a worse time. AIDS-related deaths and new infections are on the downward trend, and there are fears that the dramatic progress will be lost as countries hold back their funding pledges. On World AIDS Day, the Globe's Affan Chowdhry speaks with our Africa correspondent Geoffrey York about one reason for hope even when the big picture on AIDS funding is bleak.

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