HIV today should not be a death sentence: people such as basketball legend Magic Johnson have been living with the virus for over 20 years! But there is one condition to beat it: you need to take drugs every single day for the rest of your life. It is a daily struggle for millions of people in the heart of the pandemic.
This can be done by using community-based models of care. Their principles: unleash the collective power of the 25 million HIV positive people living in Africa. Adapt healthcare services to the realities of the communities they are serving, by bringing treatment close to people’s homes. It sounds so simple. But it can make a huge change to the lives of millions.