From: “Global Fund Consultation”
1. I do not see any contradiction between prevention and therapy; as far as HIV is concerned, if there is a way to kill the virus and save lives, it is one of the best prevention measures.
2. In order to increase the number of lives saved it is vital to make the access to life-saving treatments easier as much as possible in any country of the world. This is still a challenge everywhere for the so called hard to reach, like the injecting drug users (IDUs). They are hard to reach not for their personal deliberated choice but for the stigma and discrimination which marginalise them in our society. We need a global mobilisation in order to reach drug users, welcoming and treating them according to a humanitarian strategy.
Even in their case therapy plays a preventive role while violent approaches, stigma and discrimination favour the virus spread.