To mark World Aids Day, we interviewed Jonny Steinberg, author of Sizwe’s Test, which tells a story of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa through the eyes of Sizwe, a young man living in a rural part of South Africa, where the virus has decimated his community. South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world – the prevalence rate is near 18%. In this interview, Steinberg talks about what can be done to combat the virus in Southern Africa and beyond. He also discusses the role that regional coalitions on the African continent can play in making sure preventative measures against the virus are put in place, and those already infected, can live a decent life.
African Voices is the official podcast of the United African Organization, a coalition of African national associations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois. On this podcast, we will air:
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- Interviews with activists in the African Community and excerpts from our Africans in Chicago Oral History Project.
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