As of today South Sudan announced it initiative to target the killer disease of HIV. They are hosting a three day forum in South Sudans capital of Juba. Hundreds of organizations and representatives are meeting now to discuss how to tackle the issue of HIV and the prevention of the disease in south sudan. The vice president of Sudan addressed the forum and asked to step up the needs of targeting HIV in south sudan, mainly in rural areas where the disease is more prominent. The main goals are to create awareness as a whole to the society, and to combat the spread of the deadly virus. He also stressed the importance of the issue on a national, regional, and international level, and urging aid from many other corporations. He revealed that 35 million south sudanese pounds was donated to the cause thus far.