That’s criminal to me’: How Canada is failing to end HIV/AIDS at home – CBC

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2016174 Views

Stigma remains a major problem that discourages people from getting tested

Aug 22, 2016

Two studies released last month show the tools exist to potentially end the more than three-decades-old scourge of HIV/AIDS, but activists and front-line public health workers in Canada say we simply aren’t using them effectively.

The first study found it’s nearly impossible for an HIV-positive person to transmit the virus if they’re undergoing effective antiretroviral therapy (ART).

The other showed the impressive ability of a drug called Truvada — if taken properly — to protect HIV-negative people who would otherwise be at high-risk of contracting the virus.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hiv-aids-stigma-treatment-truvada-canada-1.3706333

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