Tag: #hiv

hiv_real

Of course HIV and AIDS are still public health problems

Someone, who will go unnamed, mentioned quite casually that HIV/AIDS is no longer a “big deal” because we have very effective treatments for it. This was such a narrow view of the scope of the problem that I decided to write about it. I hope they’re reading this and thinking over what they said because they’re going to be public health practitioners one day.

How would you choose?

How do you decide who gets a life-saving therapy and who doesn’t? Public health professionals in resource-strapped places of the world are having to make these decisions. How would you choose what to do?