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Up to a half a million people are expected to flood the country for the month-long soccer tournament in June.
Officials are worried about the spread of the virus, especially after news broke that 40,000 prostitutes were being sent there just for the event.
"Obviously there's a big focus on the World Cup coming up and a huge increase in the number of people coming into South Africa," said Gareth Thomas, Britain's international development minister.
British officials will announce the shipment of $1.5 million worth of prophylactics on Tuesday, according to the Guardian newspaper.
"South Africa specifically asked for British assistance and we are responding to that request," Thomas said.
An estimated 5.7 million South Africans are living with HIV.
That's about one in every five adults. There are about 1,400 new infections diagnosed every day.
Nearly 1,000 South Africans die from AIDS each day.
But ironically, it's the progress the country has made in fighting HIV that has health officials worried.
They fear those advances may have created a false sense that the disease can be easily managed.
South African President Jacob Zuma recently touted his country's progress in fighting HIV and AIDS during a speech on World Aids Day on Dec. 1
"President Zuma made two far-reaching statements on World Aids Day," South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.
"He made a strong statement about prevention and a strong statement about treatment regimes.