Drastic Reduction in HIV Transmission while on ARVs

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There’s a 95-percent chance that a person living with HIV who are on anti-retro viral medication won’t transmit the disease to his or her partner through sex.

That’s according to Caribbean Regional Director of Aids Healthcare Foundation, Dr. Kevin Harvey.

Dr. Harvey is urging people who find out they’re HIV-positive to start treatment immediately!

He says, in the past, people would rush to seek treatment after they began feeling ill or had already been infected with AIDS.

By then, their immune systems would’ve deteriorated badly.

Dr. Harvey says new guidelines show that the risk of people with HIV transmitting it, is significantly reduced if they’re on anti-retro viral medication.

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He says their life expectancy would also be the same as people who don’t have HIV.

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Dr. Harvey says the cost of medication is not expensive, adding that treatment is also simple.

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In the meantime, he says there’s need for more HIV testing.

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Dr. Harvey says the number of people with HIV and AIDS in Jamaica who’re currently receiving treatment needs to be tripled. He says Jamaica is far below the World Health Organization guidelines.

There are approximately 9,000 infected persons in the country who are receiving anti-retro-viral medication. But the WHO says to meet its guidelines, Jamaica must start treating just over 30,000 infected people.

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3 thoughts on “Drastic Reduction in HIV Transmission while on ARVs

  1. STEFANN

    Health is not just physical health, but also mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. An important part of the healing process for me is to be active in HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy. I volunteer in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations, and in particular Positive Women, because the impact of HIV /AIDS on women is very different than from men. As once a positive person, I will forever be grateful to God Almighty and Doctor lucky to reach me when i thought it is all over, Today am happy with my family living free after the medical doctor have confirmed my HIV status Negative, I have never in my life believed that HIV could be cured by any herbal medicine, I want to make sure that HIV never happens to anyone else. We can’t prevent HIV by punishment, by stigma and discrimination. It’s only through building a safe, supportive and caring environment, that positive people still have hope and they should contact Dr lucky with this email: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com so they can once again be visible in our community, to educate and advocate, to take better care of ourselves and our families. We’re someone’s daughter, partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt. When we have HIV, it impacts on our families too. kindly contact him today and leave carefree, on whatsapp +2349050606649 Goodluck. you can also reach me on my mail: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com

  2. STEFANN

    Health is not just physical health, but also mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. An important part of the healing process for me is to be active in HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy. I volunteer in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations, and in particular Positive Women, because the impact of HIV /AIDS on women is very different than from men. As once a positive person, I will forever be grateful to God Almighty and Doctor lucky to reach me when i thought it is all over, Today am happy with my family living free after the medical doctor have confirmed my HIV status Negative, I have never in my life believed that HIV could be cured by any herbal medicine, I want to make sure that HIV never happens to anyone else. We can’t prevent HIV by punishment, by stigma and discrimination. It’s only through building a safe, supportive and caring environment, that positive people still have hope and they should contact Dr lucky with this email: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com so they can once again be visible in our community, to educate and advocate, to take better care of ourselves and our families. We’re someone’s daughter, partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt. When we have HIV, it impacts on our families too. kindly contact him today and leave carefree, on whatsapp +2349050606649 Goodluck. you can also reach me on my mail: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com ….

  3. STEFANN

    Health is not just physical health, but also mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. An important part of the healing process for me is to be active in HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy. I volunteer in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations, and in particular Positive Women, because the impact of HIV /AIDS on women is very different than from men. As once a positive person, I will forever be grateful to God Almighty and Doctor lucky to reach me when i thought it is all over, Today am happy with my family living free after the medical doctor have confirmed my HIV status Negative, I have never in my life believed that HIV could be cured by any herbal medicine, I want to make sure that HIV never happens to anyone else. We can’t prevent HIV by punishment, by stigma and discrimination. It’s only through building a safe, supportive and caring environment, that positive people still have hope and they should contact Dr lucky with this email: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com so they can once again be visible in our community, to educate and advocate, to take better care of ourselves and our families. We’re someone’s daughter, partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt. When we have HIV, it impacts on our families too. kindly contact him today and leave carefree, on whatsapp +2349050606649 Goodluck. you can also reach me on my mail: homeofnaturalremedy@gmail.com ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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