How Much Do You Know? is a podcast series that looks at HIV now!
It’s brought to you by and produced in the studios of Eastside Radio located in Paddington Sydney in association with ViiV Healthcare.
HIV is a disease that nearly everyone on the planet would know by name. Having affected millions of lives since the epidemic first became active in the 80’s, the public’s understanding of the cause and affect of HIV has always been varied and uncertain.
Although initially the outbreak occurred in the developed world, HIV knows no borders, and within a decade the disease was one of the primary causes of death in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-East Asia. Similar to those early years, poor communication of cause and affect allowed this to occur.
Luckily, as a result of countless resources applied for prevention and cure the disease was virtually stopped in its tracks towards AIDS. Remarkably, millions now live longer lives with HIV and its ever improving treatment programs.
Still, how much do you know about HIV now?
Rates of infection in Australia have been steadily increasing for the first time in decades. We’ve come so far in medical terms with finding ways in which to prevent the onset of AIDS and allow people with early HIV detection to manage the infection and live normal lives. So why do people still not know all there is to know about HIV?
This series looks at HIV in Australia and highlights all the progress we’ve made since the 1980’s in regards to prevention, symptoms, diagnoses, testing and treatments. We’ll also look at demographics, psychological affects, community concerns, pop-cultural references and how to reach unidentifiable carriers as well as other pertinent topics.
It’s up to the community now to learn as much as we can about HIV now so that the next time someone asks you how much do you know? You can answer, a lot!
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