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Human rights = The end of AIDS

Human rights = The end of AIDS

Micheal Ighodaro is an HIV/AIDS advocate and an openly gay man living with HIV. This Human Rights Day, he shares his personal story. I was infected with HIV as an adolescent in the streets of Nigeria. As an openly gay man coming from a country like mine, I can tell you first-hand that without addressing human rights we cannot address HIV.I knew I was gay when I was seven years old. My mum always knew but she always tried to hide it. I remember when I first asked her what the meaning of gay was s...
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Live From Durban, South Africa - Top Moments on World AIDS Day

Live From Durban, South Africa - Top Moments on World AIDS Day

Yesterday the AIDS 2016 team celebrated World AIDS Day in solidarity with the people of Durban as a united front against AIDS. As the International AIDS Conference returns to Durban in 2016, the city came together on 1 December 2015, as one voice to celebrate the major milestones achieved and the new commitments for the future.1 million people are now on ART in KwaZulu-NatalKwaZulu-Natal, the province with the highest HIV infection rate in South Africa, celebrated reaching 1 million people on AR...
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Be healthy-Know your viral load

Be healthy-Know your viral load

By Mutaleni Nadimi, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)“I was advised to go for a viral load test,” explains London Chuma, from Kafue, Zambia. “They said there were more than 1,000 copies of the virus in my blood. After that they changed my medicine. If I didn’t have the viral load test, I am sure I wouldn’t be here today.”A viral load test measures the amount of the HIV virus in the body and it is considered one of the most effective ways in which a patient can be sure of...
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