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Dázon Dixon Diallo on Women and HIV (Video)

August 28, 2015

Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with Dázon Dixon Diallo, M.P.H., D.H.L., the founder of SisterLove, Inc. and an advocate for women with HIV. She pronounced IAS 2015 "the moment where we can do away with the dichotomy of prevention [versus] treatment" because treatment is prevention. According to Diallo, the challenge now is to implement that insight and get everyone tested and onto the care track he or she needs. The question she is asking about the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) research presented is, "What does this mean for women; what does this mean for women outside the reproductive realm?"

Many women do not know about PrEP, so educating communities is especially important. Diallo hopes that next year's IAS conference in Durban, South Africa, will herald a "prevention revolution." The Women Now summit to be held in Durban immediately preceding the conference will explore the implications of current research for prevention work with women.

Watch the video to learn more:

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York.

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The video above has been posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website or YouTube channel to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.

Copyright © 2015 Remedy Health Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.


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