Bill Gates: “Consider a world where the age-old scourge of malaria is finally eradicated . . . where hundreds of millions of people no longer suffer from tuberculosis . . . and where we have a cure for HIV.”
TIL Prince Harry took a HIV test live on July 14, 2016 to show how easy it is. It was hailed as a "groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV." HIV awareness group THT has reported a 5 fold increase in the number of orders of HIV self-tests since the prince's broadcast.
THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50% of HIV patients. Cognitive function decreases partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain, and THC acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
A new study suggests that owning a dog reduces the likelihood of depression by 3 times in patients with HIV, which can result in improved patient adherence to potentially lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART).
ULPT - If you are ever shopping in a supermarket and a kid bites you, be load and swear a lot, if the parent comes over to you angry for upsetting their kid, claim that he bit you and that you are HIV positive. This will traumatise the parent and make them be more responsible with their kid.
Hello, my name is Scott Weiner and I'm a California State Senator. Thanks to me it is no longer a felony for someone who is HIV-positive to lie about their HIV status before having unprotected sex with someone. My justification is that the old law was "discriminatory" and "homophobic".
Life expectancy in Africa has increased by 9.4 years since 2000, thanks to improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control, and expanded access to HIV/AIDS drugs (x-post from r/upliftingtrends)