Actress, playwright and activist Danai Gurira hit the red carpet at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg before making a powerful and emotional speech at the event spotlighting the women across Africa who are participating in a clinical trial of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine that could help to prevent HIV.

Danai Gurira at Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival
Danai Gurira at Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival
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“Today, we are much closer to preventing HIV – and that was something none of us could ever have imagined.”

On 3rd December she also visited Aurum Tembisa Clinic leaders in South Africa to learn about the advancements being made by Johnson & Johnson to help prevent HIV in the Imbokodo trial.

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