Since we first heard of HIV over 25 years ago, we have learned much about prevention. Knowledge about HIV transmission and the role of key interventions to prevent HIV transmission from mother-to-child and harm reduction initiatives for people who use drugs have dramatically altered the prevention landscape. However, a worrying trend has emerged from the shadows. The use of criminal statutes and criminal prosecutions against HIV transmission is an important human rights issue facing the world today.
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“What drives continued expansion of the pandemic is not the absence of effective preventative technologies but discrimination, exploitation and repression of certain social groups,” Dr Peter Piot. This article looks at the potential impact of partially effective, non contraceptive HIV prevention methods on sex workers in the light of recent news that anti-retroviral treatment (ART) by people with HIV substantially protects their HIV-uninfected sexual partners from acquiring HIV infection, with a 96 percent reduction in risk of HIV transmission. Impact of Treatment for Prevention_0.doc
PLRI WEBSITE NEWS – 2014