HIV/AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Read the rest of the WHO information and complete the text with the words:
addition, current, guidelines, policies, received, result, transmission, treatment
As a ______ of recent advances in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-positive people now live longer and healthier lives. In ________, it has been confirmed that ART prevents onward transmission of HIV.
Globally, 67% of the 38.0 million people living with HIV in 2019 were receiving ART.
Progress has also been made in preventing and eliminating mother-to-child _________ and keeping mothers alive. In 2019, 85% of all pregnant women living with HIV, or 1.1 million women, _______ antiretrovirals (ARVs).
WHO has released a set of normative _________ and provides support to countries in formulating and implementing ________ and programmes to improve and scale up HIV prevention, __________, care and support services for all people in need.
This fact file provides _______ data on the disease, and ways to prevent and treat it.
Check your answers in the original article:
Have you seen the Philadelphia movie from 1993? This is a ground-breaking picture that helped to raise awareness of AIDS as a disease that had been strongly stigmatised.
What are the consequences of social stigma for an individual?
Can you think of other diseases that are still misunderstood and surrounded by negative stereotypes?
Listen to the theme from the movie and do the task below
Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia
Relativity of rationality
Why do we do stupid things even though we are perfectly aware of the grave consequences?
In her 2010 TED talk, Elisabeth Pisani offers engaging insight into the rationale of human choices in terms of dangerous behaviours related to sex, drugs, and HIV/AIDS, as a result.
GRAMMAR: Relative clauses
Speaking of relativity, let’s not miss the opportunity to revise relative clauses – have a look here: