International AIDS Conference returns to the US July 22-27 - How Congress Can Cure AIDS - 1.1 million US HIV+, only 209,773 are virally suppressed

  • metta

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    Jun 26, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    The International AIDS Conference returns to the US for the 1st time in over 20 years.

    Washington, D.C., July 22-27.

    http://hrc.org/aids2012
  • metta

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    Jul 08, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    How Congress Can Cure AIDS


    "The data highlighted a shocking fact: Of the more than 1.1 million people estimated to be living with HIV in the United States at the time, only 209,773 were virally suppressed (a requirement for reducing transmission risk) as a result of being effectively treated with antiretrovirals."

    http://www.poz.com/articles/Congress_Cure_AIDS_2726_22581.shtml
  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 09, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Wow what a gloomy article. They make it seem as though we haven't gone very far at all in reducing hiv transmission or even prolonging the life of hiv+ people in the least.

    I.E. you can still get AIDS while on HIV treatment.
  • metta

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    Jul 09, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    ^
    If you are posting regarding the second post, I think the main point is most people are not getting treatment for a variety of reasons, including many don't even know that they are HIV+

    People that are HIV+ and are not getting treatment increases the possibility that it will spread more.

    We have a lot of work to do.
  • HottJoe

    Posts: 21366

    Jul 10, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    metta8 said^
    If you are posting regarding the second post, I think the main point is most people are not getting treatment for a variety of reasons, including many don't even know that they are HIV+

    People that are HIV+ and are not getting treatment increases the possibility that it will spread more.

    We have a lot of work to do.


    I thought the last few paragraphs about how they're closer to a cure sounded hopeful...

    I wish people were safer. It seemed like ten years ago bb was the exception. Sometimes lately it seems like the rule.

    I have a couple friends in their 20s who recently found out they are positive. They say they are healthy. I worry about them.

    I hope they find the cure soon.