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Author Topic: F*ck These Countries and their Crappy HIV Care  (Read 317 times)

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Offline mecch

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F*ck These Countries and their Crappy HIV Care
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:40:46 AM »
New member here from South Africa didn't get antibiotic prophylaxis. South Africa is between 33-35 in the world in GDP.  Revolting history of caring for HIV+ people.

And Egypt at 32, I know a few horror stories from there.

F*ck that mindset.  F*ck that half-assed effort to working out a way to deliver necessary minimum care, and decent molecules.

I mean really, WTF.  People hate us.
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Online zach

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Re: F*ck These Countries and their Crappy HIV Care
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 11:01:56 AM »
i think this is the first time i've ever seen you fired up... it's kinda sexy, grrrr  :-*

i don't understand it either. i look at countries that have been able to effectively address and treat HIV/AIDS, and i see that i'm not just looking at the wealthiest nations. so it's something different. i don't know what it is, more humanity and compassion in their culture is what i've come to believe.

Offline CaveyUK

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Re: F*ck These Countries and their Crappy HIV Care
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 06:18:19 PM »
South Africa of course had that long period of AIDS denialism by their president which put them back many years. And also has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world, which undoubtedly does put strain on things.

Not getting antibiotic prophylaxis though is ridiculous, given it costs such a tiny amount.

I think some countries historically have not wanted to admit or acknowledge that HIV is a problem in their backyard. The irony is that HIV treatment itself does so much to stem the spread of the condition that effective treatment makes it far less of a problem in the long term.

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