With a new consensus that undetectable equals untransmittable, ending the AIDS epidemic in Canada is much more attainable than we previously thought. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada . By Laurie Edmiston, CATIE Having turned 60 two months ago, I know there’s nothing quite like a milestone birthday to force you to get serious about your priorities and your future. The HIV response is facing our own wake-up call this Dec. 1 as we mark the 30 th World AIDS Day — a milestone I never imagined we would reach when I started working in HIV 30 years ago. BURAKKARADEMIR VIA GETTY IMAGES I have spent more … Read more →
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 →