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"When we talk about HIV testing and treatment, it isn't always as simple as just telling people to get tested or into care," writes Richard Wolitski, Ph.D.
Getting tested is only the beginning -- for people who test positive, it is (or should be) the entry point into HIV care and treatment. For those who test negative, it's part of an ongoing process of staying that way.
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day is a day when we all should stop and pause for a moment to reflect on the importance of our nation's young people and the impact that HIV continues to have on their lives.
"In many ways, the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS reminds me of the efforts and action that took place in the earliest years of the epidemic," Richard Wolitski writes.
"We're at the start of something new, something important, that's just starting to catch fire," Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., writes. "I can't tell you how many conversations I had with government, national and community leaders last week at USCA about wh...
"Viral suppression reflects not only the quality of medical care, but also how well we are supporting people living with HIV to live long, healthy, and happy lives," writes Richard Wolitski, Ph.D. "Increasing viral suppression is the single most impo...