WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it a triple win for fighting the AIDS epidemic: Treating people with HIV early keeps them healthy, cuts their chances of infecting others, and now research shows it's also a good financial investment.
Thursday, 26 July, 2012 (Washington D.C, US) - A new study has been released at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington today confirming that patients treated early and then taken off antiretroviral therapy have shown no signs of a resurgence of their HIV infection.
The AIDS Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) aims to simultaneously address perceived fatigue with HIV messaging and poor SRH outcomes through development and implementation of an intervention, called the Reproductive Health, Education and Advocacy Programme (RHEAP).
Under the theme Turning the Tide Together, more than 21,000 delegates from more than 195 countries are gathering in Washington, D.C. for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to begin the march toward the end of the AIDS epidemic.
This year the Opening Session will follow a cultural programme from 18:00 – 19:00, where delegates will be able to see an opening blessing by in indigenous community group, an award presentation by Sharon Stone, film debuts, and a live music performance from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.