It took many years of denial followed by Stigma and Discrimination, before people accepted the reality of HIV. By this time it had killed many people who would have been saved with a little more awareness.
I have a feeling that history may be repeating itself but we are still in denial. We have such a deep connection with the norm. People can’t even imagine an alternative life.
HIV-1 was detected in a blood sample collected in 1959 from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
61 years later, a patient has just been declared fully cured, with no trace of infection in his blood 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment, undergoing a specialised type of stem cell therapy.
Should we accept the new normal as reality and live with it or keep waiting for the president to announce the curfew and lockdown end?