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HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

This is HUGE. They've more or less found a way to eliminate AIDS by stopping HIV from spreading.

Researchers deserve so much credit for the work they've done in the past 40 years to eliminate this pandemic.

theguardian.com/society/2019/m

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm I don't even know what to say. That is such amazing news.

To think this could be halted in my lifetime.

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm

This is amazing!

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm They've found that what they were already doing stops transmission, which provides a huge incentive for people to get tested and treated.

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm It also has the somewhat ironic implication that someone who knowingly has unprotected sex while infected but receiving treatment might be doing less harm than someone who doesn't get tested.

HIV/AIDS, less Positive 

@sandrockcstm @piponfishing unfortunately a lot of health departments have cut the budgets for the programs that were doing well at getting people on Prep, the ones I were part of got shut down

HIV/AIDS, less Positive 

@rekh127 @[email protected] I'm really sorry you're dealing with that :(.

As always our battle isn't just research based, but giving people access to services and medications. It makes me angry when cures are available and companies/doctors/countries withhold those cures.

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm man, I'd heard that you can suppress it fairly well these days but it's never really hit me that that means that _eradicating HIV completely_ now becomes a thing that... we could do if we wanted to

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm

undetectable = untransmissible

HIV/AIDS, Extremely Positive! 

@sandrockcstm I mean, sure. Sure, but.

The wording of that CW?

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