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‘Be Healthy’ Campaign Aims To Improve Awareness Of, Access To HIV Viral Load Testing

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load”
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a campaign aimed at improving knowledge of and access to viral load tests for people living with HIV/AIDS. The campaign, launched last week in Lusaka, Zambia, “calls on national policy makers to follow 2013 World Health Organization recommendations that viral loads of people living with HIV be monitored once or twice a year to better detect and more quickly respond to failing treatment…” (11/5).

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