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By Laurie Edmiston, CATIE Earlier this year, I witnessed a profound historic moment at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Dr. Alison Rodger, a leading HIV researcher in the United Kingdom, presented the final results from a study of couples with one HIV-positive and one HIV-negative partner. After eight years of the study, she reported, there were zero cases of HIV transmission from one partner to the other – thanks to the prevention benefits of modern HIV medications. The evidence has been mounting for years. Several large clinical trials have confirmed that HIV treatment can suppress the virus so successfully that sexual transmission doesn’t occur. Three-quarters of Canadians diagnosed with … Lire la suite 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada . By Angela Quinlan, Grandmothers Advocacy Network I am a member of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), a non-partisan network of women spread across the country from coast to coast to coast, who are passionate about the human rights of women and children living with HIV/AIDS in sub- Saharan Africa, where the pandemic has had the most devastating effect. We believe every person has the right to know their HIV status; to have the tools available to prevent HIV infection; and if infected to access appropriate antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to enable them to live a long, productive and normal life. Africa … Lire la suite