A professor of Immunology says there is concern that the Covid-19 pandemic could bring about an increase in the number of drug-resistant strains of HIV.
Professor Theresa Rossouw, from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Immunology, says the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have had a negative impact on the treatment of HIV and Aids.
Rossouw says prevention programs were also severely neglected over the past two years.
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