Back in the day.. Advocating about the need for support for HIV women at BURDA in Germany. I just read the following interesting article about the recent ‘cure’ that made so many newspaper headlines.
Here’s an extract… It makes such SENSE! “Everyone gets excited by word “cure.” How about we get excited about ART and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which are already available? However, the sad part is we are not using what we have. Only half of PLWH in the United States are on ART. While we are trying to reach for the stars, we are not smelling the roses within reach. We need to turn our focus to using excellent ART and make it available to all in need, especially minorities and the rural population. Our goal is to teach 100% adherence to those on ART, getting everyone tested for HIV regardless of their risk factors, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), placing people on ART and PrEP and linking people to care and continuum of care. If we put the entire at-risk population on PrEP and all HIV patients on ART, we can end the HIV epidemic pretty quickly.”
ps.. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age in Africa ( 15 – 44)
Go figure… 🤔