In our bid to continue to bring awareness about the various incurable diseases and conditions, we find it ideal to bring you some daily news about certain diseases in a day. This is done with the aim to educate the community on the perception of sufferers covered by traditional news media, and seek to drive action first through awareness, and then through continuous action and support.
HIV/AID News – 7 August 2017
- Jakarta Is Plagued By AIDS In Indonesia
According to a report by the Jakarta Office of the National AIDS Commission (KPAP), the number of people living with AIDS in Jakarta now number 8,656 in December 2016. Sadly, majority of the people do not know that they were already infected with HIV and hence not on antiretroviral, which could have potentially prolonged their lives substantially. It is estimated that there are close to 100,000 cases of AIDS cases in Jakarta. In our opinion, this is a very sad case, as close to 99% of HIV sufferers might be able to live longer if they could get themselves diagnosed.
- Indian Nun Wins Global HIV/AIDS Award For Nursing Care
It is said that in a place with limited resources, true innovation happens, and this cannot be truer for Sister Lourdu Mary Nagothu. She was awarded the global award (ANAC’s Excellence in Global HIV Award) for developing and successful implementation of the world’s first masters’ curriculum in HIV/AIDS. ANAC was an organization founded in 1987 and is the world’s leading nursing organization responding to HIV/AIDS.
We are very proud of what Sister Lourdu Mary Nagothu has done for the HIV/AIDS community. From this, we can see that the community is in fact trying to drive change in their own ways. At CuraHOPE, we seek to dispel fear through knowledge, and convey hope through collective belief and action.
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