Laws, Policies Must Catch Up To Scientific Advancement To Eradicate HIV, Report Says
Global Citizen: Countries Around the World Need to Prioritize Policy Change to Tackle HIV: Report
Khanyi Mlaba, writer and editor at Global Citizen, discusses findings from a recently released HIV Policy Lab report “that details how different countries’ HIV policies compare to the international standard.” Mlaba writes, “The HIV Policy Lab looked at four categories of policies in its comparison: clinical/treatment, testing and prevention, structural policies, and health systems. … The report explains that although there has been impressive progress in the advancement of science in the study of HIV, minimizing the spread of the virus will continue to be difficult so long as there is no policy implemented as a result of this scientific advancement. … [T]he report explains that these scientific advancements need to work in tandem with laws and policies in order for HIV to be eradicated” (12/8).