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Kristine Yakhama
Posted November 30, 2018 from Kenya
Expired on January 15, 2019

World Aids Day on 1 December every year is about the fight against AIDS. But Do we still need a day for AIDS? Isn't AIDS under control now?Surely there are good medicines available?Yes and no. Yes, there are now medicines available which mean infection with the HIV virus is not automatically a death sentence,but instead it is a chronic diseases that you can live with. There is even a preventive drug to protect against infection. But that doesn't mean the problem is solved. Not only are the medicines not available for people in developing countries, but even in Western countries like Belgium there is not yet an easy miracle cure. For more than a year now reimbursement has been available in Belgium for PrEP for PrEP (Pre-Exposure prophylaxis),which is effective medication to prevent HIV. That is good news, but to be effective the medicine has to be taken according to a strict schedule. 'I am sourcing for funds to conduct a research on strategies to support the best possible use of PrEP

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Develop a mobile app to help commercial sex workers to remember their preventive medication. What can be achieved by linking counselling with use of the app. This is because PrEP has to be taken according to a strict schedule which is not always easy to do, and it also provides no protection

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