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AIDS: AIDS-free generation is possible

Letter by Willie K Dickerson, Snohomish on July 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm with No Comments »
July 1, 2013 3:38 pm

Re: “WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread” (TNT, 7-1).

Saving money and saving lives is always a great idea. When it comes to the AIDS virus, this means millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Though costing an initial 10 percent more to get the medicine early, the World Health Organization is recommending this protocol. This is the next step to the AIDS-free generation that President Obama and others say is possible.

One of the most successful ways to get the medicine to the people who need it is provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. To create this savings of money and lives, the Global Fund needs international funding. This works best when citizens of Western countries like America let their governments know this is important. Tell your legislators an AIDS-free generation is possible with their action.


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