In honor of World AIDS Day, here is a sneak preview of two pages from the book I’m working on, Taking Turns. In many ways it recalls what life was like when there were no drugs to stop HIV.
On this World AIDS Day, two things to think about regarding the antiviral drugs that have changed everything. First, access to and tolerance of these drugs is not to be assumed. Many people in the United States and around the world are unable to get a constant supply of antivirals. Even if they can, their bodies may not tolerate these often challenging medications. Second, it is not known if the antivirals now active against HIV will always & forever halt the virus’ replication. Because a virus has the capacity to mutate, the drugs could stop working as well as they do now. For both of these reasons, reducing the transmission of HIV is still of critical importance.
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