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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
CONFUSION ON SAFE SEX
The National 28 June 2017
The was a most confusing report in the media from Head of HIV/AIDS Management Dr Nick Dala that will surely mislead the average PLWHA grass roots sufferer.
He said that Papua New Guinea must follow the world formula for HIV/AIDS treatment that is 90. 90. 90. What on earth does that mean to the grass roots sufferer?
He says that 90 % of HIV infected people must be given ARV drugs that will rest their immune system. They need not infect other people.
Is he saying that those on ARV will be able to enjoy safe sex as normal people? Is he saying that ARV cleans the HIV out of the body hiding places permanently? That is foolish and incorrect.
Defendant: I did not intentionally infect my boyfriend Your Honour. I was advised by the National AIDS Council that I did not have to use a condom now that I am on ARV. I am one of the 90% of safe sex PLWHA.
Perhaps the journalist got the message wrong. It is now up to the National AIDS Council to correct the error.
Surely the formula should be 100.100.100. That means that 100% of HIV sufferers are given ARV with a view to making them 100% safe but only on doctor's advice. In the meantime they must use a condom every time they have sex. Total hit tally: 233 547