“We have created the impression that we don’t care about the young people who are sick and dying…This is a war. It means that all of us should stand on our feet and mobilise the community” - Nelson Mandela, during a visit to one of the AIDS clinics in Khayelitsha. He expressed support for the treatment initiative, coupled with prevention programs, to protect the lives of people infected with HIV and to curb the impact of the virus.
It’s the international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. It’s also AIDS2016 - where Doctors Without Borders will share operational research related to simplified patient-focused differentiated models of care, community-based testing, linkage and retention in care, human resources for health as well as scale up of routine viral load monitoring.