Closing this access gap means expanding health systems to include grassroots outreach and the community-level advocates who lead the charge. It is well documented that village-level and even home-based HIV testing greatly improve rates of testing. The same is true for HIV education, counselling, and treatment follow-up.
Claire Holloway Wadhwani is Executive Director of the Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP/AIDS Network) – a network of Canadians working in partnership with African communities, providing capacity building and resources in support of local efforts to resist, survive, and overcome HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS awareness month, celebrated in December, provides us with a chance to focus on big goals -- Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. Achievement of these goals is within reach, but will require big actions.
12/04/2012 04:11 EST
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