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This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post . By Lebogang Motsumi

I was first diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, and only then did I notice that every year, the international community comes together to celebrate the progress they have made in fighting this virus.

This progress is reported by the United Nations, which tracks the number of people around the world who take the drugs that I take. The UN is proud–justifiably so–that more and more people who have HIV can keep the infection in check.

These drugs, known as antiretroviral medicines, or ARVs, stop the virus from spreading and knocking out my immune system. The drugs help … Read more 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Canadian civil society congratulates Canada for uniting world leaders in the fight against three of the world’s most devastating diseases MONTRÉAL 17 September 2016  – Today, in a show of commitment to global health and development, world leaders pledged a total of US$12.9 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria during its Fifth Replenishment Conference, hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Quebec from September 16-17. “Driven by Canada’s leadership, the world has seized this critical moment in the fight to end AIDS, TB and malaria,”  said Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD). “The new funding will not … Read more