As the Coronavirus has spread around the world, we are learning more and more about this virus and how it affects people. In particular we know that the virus is far more serious for older people, people with chronic conditions, and those with a weaker immune system.
In South Africa there are 7.5 million people living with HIV and of those, between 2 and 2.5 million are not currently on treatment.
Alarming reports are starting to emerge from clinics across the country about the conditions that South Africans are facing when they collect their medication.
As South Africa prepares to start easing lockdown restrictions which have kept people stuck at home for longer than two months, we cannot predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will spread as the country re-opens.