Celebrating Everyday Heroes this World AIDS Day 2018
It’s the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and this year’s theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status. The AIDS response has made significant progress over 30 years, but there is still much work to be done. Today, we honor some of the everyday heroes who help people know their HIV status, receive treatment, and lead healthy and productive lives. Discover some everyday heroes below.
"We need to better monitor patients on ARV treatment with virus load measurements to keep them without viremia"
Prof. Amilcar Tanuri
- MD, PhD. in Molecular Virology, Molecular Genetic Dept, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"My passion is research, to find improved ways of doing things, make new discoveries and improve life generally"
Dr. Rosemary Audu
- Deputy Director of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria
"Only when all those who are HIV positive adhere to treatment and become virally suppressed, is there hope of eradicating the pandemic"
Mr. Bruce Forgrieve
- CEO & Chairman of Shout-it-Now, South Africa
"We need to re-position HIV testing and PrEP/PEP as ‘wellness services’ for people who aim to stay healthy/become healthier so that these services will become truly normalized"
Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak
- Chief of PREVENTION at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok, Thailand
m-PIMA™ HIV-1/2 Viral Load in Kenya
See the real world impact Prof Matilu Mwau and his team are having at Alupe Hospital in Kenya.
M-PIMA™ HIV-1/2 Viral Load in Brazil
Eduardo Ferry and Amilcar Tanuri share the power of same day, decentralized decision making in Brazil.
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