I was diagnosed in 1989

I was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1989 when I was 16 years old. Now I’m living with the virus for 21 years. I have a 15-month-old cute baby girl who is negative. Even my partner is negative. It’s happily ever after, but it took some time to disclose to my family and friends. A few times I fell sick [but] my CD4 is high and my viral load undetectable. Life is moving forward but I feel lonely sometimes.

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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