Help put things into perspective

Published: 01 October 2011

This can be done in two ways. One way is to encourage them to examine why they are worried about the kind of theoretical, extremely low-probability events that, in other areas of their lives do not concern them, such as the dangers of being killed by an aeroplane dropping on top of them out of the sky, etc. Another way is to look more closely at why HIV means so much more to them than other much more likely threats, such as road traffic or heart disease. In other words, it can be helpful to encourage them to compare their anxieties about HIV with the general level of commitment they put into maximising their health.

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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