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Although the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 might be the newest threat to public health in southern Africa, it is far from the most serious. Even before the pandemic, roughly one-third of the ~25 million people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were not receiving anti-retroviral therapy. A recent study mapped out distance to the nearest health care facility, finding that more than one-third of HIV patients live more than a 60-minute walk to the nearest healthcare facility. medicalxpress.com/news/2021-11-access-hiv.html
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