Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Executive Director of UNAIDS is set to launch a new report in Cape Town on Monday on the numbers of people living with and affected by HIV.

The report will give the latest estimates of the numbers of people living with HIV who have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy, globally as well as in South Africa.

South Africa has one of the highest Aids rates in the world at almost 19%.

The announcement at a community event in Khayelitsha will be attended by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi as well as community members living with HIV.