Joan Rivers recently joked about how her AIDS charity work isn’t as meaningful because HIV is now chronic. Totally inappropriate, but the world sometimes needs to laugh at the seriously unfunny aspects of life to keep us going. Joan definitely touched on the reality of HIV medication advancements over the last thirty years.
People are starting to live longer, and HIV/AIDS is sometimes referred to as a chronic condition.
Unfortunately, Africa has the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world and is still in desperate need of ARV medication.
I’ve heard people in the States say they are skeptical of how effective ARV medication is for a person once they have full-blown AIDS. It is hard for me to believe people are not willing to aid in life-saving support, all because they are too lazy to do a few minutes of research.
Imagine this was your daughter. What would you do?
Look at the difference after 5 months of ARV medication: