[OPINION] #WorldAidsDay: We owe so much to the people fighting to save lives

Breakfast Show host Stephen Grootes says South Africa has come a long way in the fight against HIV/Aids, more especially with the help of activists and campaigners.

1 December marks Worlds Aids Day.

Grootes shares his sentiments.

There was a time when this day was marked with disagreements and huge controversy, no look around you, you will know and love people who are HIV positive and you will know and be confident and secure in the fact that they are absolutely fine because you know that they are going to get the drugs that they need

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

We owe so much to the many people involved in making this happen, scientists, doctors and the activists, groups, campaigners who fought so hard to save so many South African's and they continue to fight today....

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

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