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Over 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people live around the world with HIV. In the first days of HIV and AIDS, fear and discrimination were enormous, as Colonists in British Columbia questioned their participation with HIV.
Since then, the arc of the scientific advancement of HIV has been fast. Stigma and discrimination related to HIV have not disappeared and the global epidemic is far from present.
2,000 cases of non-HIV outbreaks continue every year in Canada. Fundraising for AIDS service organizations has slowed down and committed to HIV research and development.
This AIDS Day in the world conveys that the negative feelings and feelings of HIV are mixed together and confuse racism, transphobia and homophobia.
You can have HIV and become "unviable."
Due to access to modern antiretroviral treatments, HIV has become an acceptable state. A study by the Center for Excellence in HIV / AIDS (BC-CfE) Excellence Center (BC-CfE) has shown that HIV-positive people currently have a life expectancy in HIV.
Julio Montaner, Director of BC-CfE, was a pioneer in the concept of "preventative treatment" (TasP). The medical and scientific community has agreed that a person living with HIV becomes "transmissible", saying that the virus does not have a risk of sexually transmitted through the treatment of HIV through an impossible viral load. People with HIV have brought an "unlimited transmissible" movement to share this hopeful hope and fight HIV stigma.
According to our study on Momentum Health Study, Vancouver's gay hunger concept was almost doubled from 2012 to 2015. Good news is that this did not reduce the use of condoms.
Bad news: The key to prevention and testing of HIV may not be accessible to all audiences. For example, it seems that bisexual men, men and men who live outside the city, have been significantly less than tested for HIV in the last two years.
Unfortunately, the effort to stop the spread of HIV causes fear and stigma. For example, gay and bisexual men have never tested HIV in their dealings with sex and their potential to worry about and deal with discrimination.
Men are also scared to try
In Canada, it continues to be a criminal offense, since there is no consensus of the same sex, it does not use a condom.
Although this discriminatory law is still a strong scientific consensus, a virus that can not be detected by a virus can not transmit the virus. An analysis demonstrated that nearly 60,000 couples were severely involved in the relationship between serotypiscopular agents (the HIV negative and the other positive HIV positive) did not cause HIV transmission.
These fears make men more difficult to say about other men with regard to sex. At least a quarter of the Momentum participants did not tell their doctor about males for sex, and men were tested for liver half.
Stigma services and mental health also affect access. Men who have had mental challenges (illegal drugs, depression and use) are more likely to be sexually transmitted to HIV.
The feelings of decentralization from disease can be confused with discrimination. For example, the Trans-Momentum Health Study amongst transgenic hunger risk was created based on difficulties in including the security of sexual partners, the use of condom use and transitional services to find barriers to health services.
Effective drug for HIV prevention
We have more tools for HIV prevention tools than the epidemic peak. Safer sexes, when they are only referred to by condoms, nowadays consider issues of illness and pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.
HIV prevention is a very effective medicine for PrEP to be effective, and those who receive liver disease in the HIV virus have a high risk of HIV.
Before PrC covers BC, only 2.5 percent of the gay men in Vancouver Momentum Health Study used PrEP. However, the PrEP awareness is more than 80 percent from 18 percent during this period.
Although they are still the challenge of access, thousands of gay men and other people overcome the risk of CBI. now PrEP for free.
HIV has changed. And our perceptions need to catch up. Now, politicians, service providers and countries, in general, embrace a better understanding of HIV.
Celebration, ignorance and HIV continue to work, in order to continue with HIV, to help people living with HIV and to reduce new infections.
Authors: Nathan Lachowsky, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Social Policy School, Victoria University; Gbolahan Olarewaju, Momentum Study Coordinator, BC Center for Excellence in HIV / AIDS, British Columbia University, and Heather Armstrong, Momentum Postdoctoral Fellow, BC HIV / AIDS Center for Excellence, British Columbia University
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