I told my readers that "health coverage will continue [today] on World AIDS Day." I begin with France 24 English on World AIDS Day: Global inequalities pause years of progress on fighting epidemic.*
World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness and remembering those who lost their lives to the illness. Although the world has come a long way in terms of both destigmatising and treating HIV/AIDS, much remains to be done. The United Nations says different forms of inequality are still preventing progress in ending the epidemic. For more, Nathan Lachowsky, assistant public health professor at the University of Victoria, joined us for Perspective.This video is a reminder that COVID-19 isn't the only pandemic raging; HIV/AIDS has been going for 40+ years. It may serve as an example of how to live with a disease instead of being able to cure and eliminate it. That's part of the message of CBS New York's World AIDS Day honors lost lives and uplifts survivors.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to uplift the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, CBS2's John Dias reports.On the one hand, Alejandro Santiago's story fulfills my wish: "Here's to World AIDS Day 2022 bringing more good news." On the other, it demonstrates that both COVID-19 and monkeypox have made living with HIV more complicated and diverted both attention and resources to more urgent, if not any more serious, health threats.
I close by hoping that World AIDS Day 2023 brings more good news.
*Once again, France provided the most readers to my blog last month with 15,625 page views to 9,319 from the United States during the past 30 days, so I'm honoring my French readers by leading off with a French news story. Thank you, and keep reading!