The results of a huge clinical trial prove that if people living with HIV receive anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, it prevents the spread of the virus to their partner. This ground-breaking evidence gives us a fantastic new tool to fight the epidemic. When coupled with a combination of other effective prevention, treatment and care efforts it gives us the chance to begin to bring an end to AIDS.
ARVs have a huge impact on the lives of children living in households affected by HIV. The availability of HIV treatment allows a HIV positive parent to live a normal life, enabling them to be caring and supportive parents and minimise the risk of passing HIV on to the other parent - again to the benfit of children as they are less likely to become orphaned. World AIDS Day is coming up. Help us convince our leaders that we need to scale up and sustain current levels of HIV treatment funding. Go to stopaidscampaign.org/endofaids to make sure they do.