It is the common notion that South Africa (SA) is ridden with the biggest human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV-AIDs) epidemic in the world (HIV and AIDS in South Africa., 2020). Over 38 million people are estimated to be currently living with HIV, globally (Global HIV & AIDS statistics — 2020 fact sheet, 2020). Where 20% of these reside in SA alone.
The global UNAIDS programme was mandated to provide a collaborated approach in response to the HIV pandemic. Following the Getting to Zero strategy from 2011 to 2015 (UNAIDS, 2010), UNAIDS set to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and proceeded to set out more achievable goals to be reached by 2020 (Treatment for all., 2020).