Last Tuesday was World AIDS Day. A day we set aside to remember those who have perished as a result of the disease, and a day we use to honor those who battle it bravely.
This year has been a progressive one, in terms of treatment and accessibility to treatments. Though many have died as a result of HIV/AIDS, the overall number of those infected has not risen in the last two years.
With major efforts by the National Institutes of Health and other nations planned for the upcoming year, the goal, on this World AIDS Day, is to decrease that number in the upcoming years.
AIDS and hunger go hand in hand, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The two are not unrelated and often the same people are afflicted by both undernutrition and a lack of access to drugs.
Listen to the podcast to find out what country is making waves with its new announcement on AIDS treatment, and what the U.S. is doing, and should do, to be a leader in the field.
Produced by: Sachin Seth
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