Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has a starring role in her homeland of South Africa — helping prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Despite recent success in combating the disease — a 63% drop in new infections among the youth — around 5.6 million South Africans have HIV. To prevent the disease from coming back again, Theron believes the key lies in empowering African youth at a grassroots level.
She recently traveled to the province of Kwazulu Natal with The Global Fund, a financing institution that aims to “prevent, treat and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.”
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