An HIV diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was.
In fact, a Winnipeg doctor believes we’re not too far away from the virus being a very treatable chronic disease, like diabetes.
“Through development of newer drugs and better combinations of drugs and better way of administrating – more and more people are getting access to them,” said U of M professor Dr. Stephen Moses who spoke with Winnipeg’s Morning News on Wednesday.
Dr. Moses adds the drugs are also cheaper and more widely available now than years ago, giving hope to more and more people.
“The real breakthroughs in the past few years have been with respect to new methods of prevention based on use of ant-retroviral drugs and also much better treatments and earlier treatments,” Dr. Moses said.
We’re not out of the woods yet, but very close to controlling symptoms, according to Dr. Moses.
St. John’s College at the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba will be holding an open forum on HIV research Wednesday at 7 p.m.