Wednesday 24 January 2018

Protection from HIV/AIDS is a right

The Pope's recent comment on the use of condoms to help prevent transmission of HIV is welcome. Prevention is always better. There is no cure. HIV treatment is for life.

Without treatment, which a majority of the world's poorest people in developing countries still cannot access due to a lack of primary health services, AIDS kills.

Over 5,700 people die from AIDS-related illnesses and 7,000 people are newly infected with HIV every day.

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