Cure For HIV Removes The Stigma Completely

Cure For HIV Removes The Stigma Completely

Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos

Removing The Stigma Of HIV

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has fixed an outdated law and opened the door for more medical professionals to test for HIV in Victoria.

Today, legislation passed the Victorian Parliament to amend the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, which singled out HIV testing for special requirements.

“We’re striving for a future without new HIV transmissions, but there’s still more work to do.” Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said.

“This is a small change, but it will make a world of difference when it comes to reducing the stigma attached to HIV and improving access to testing.”

Significant change is a major step towards driving down stigma and discrimination that stops people at risk of HIV from getting the vital tests and treatments they need.

People who believe they are at risk of having contracted HIV already have enough to worry about without the added burden of having to find the right place to go to get their test.

Before this change, testing was unnecessarily complex, burdensome and time-consuming. It was particularly difficult for regional and rural Victorians, who often had to travel long distances to get tested.

Currently, Victorians can access blood tests for a range of blood borne viruses just by visiting their local health clinic, GP or pathology service. These changes will mean HIV testing is treated just the same.

Legislation also removes requirements that meant medical professionals had to ensure a person was given prescribed information before carrying out or authorising a test for HIV and before advising them of the results.

“These are outdated regulations and they needed to change. We took action so that people who need an HIV test can do so without fear just like tests for a range of other viruses or conditions.” Minister for Equality Martin Foley said.

Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers $2.8 Million over 4 years for Thorne Harbour Health to continue their community-based peer-led rapid HIV testing service PRONTO!

Andrews Government is taking action to meet an ambitious target to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2020.

According to the latest data, 67 cases of HIV were notified between the start of the year and the end of March, compared with 72 cases for the same period in 2018, an 11 % reduction.

 

Cure For HIV

When all Governments, Medical Profession and Doctors find a cure for all Cancers then a cure will be found for HIV.

Both Cancer and HIV attacks blood cells in the body unlike other illnesses such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease all attacks the brain and nervous systems.

Rather than Abortion which kills life at the beginning and Designer Death which kills life at the end, a positive focus and resources should be on finding cures for illnesses.

Finding a cure for illnesses will not put Health Insurance companies or Pharmaceutical out of business.

Cures for illnesses will result in lower health premiums that will encourage more people to take out Health Insurance.

Cures for illnesses will result in better medications for existing illnesses that will not put Pharmaceutical Companies out of business.

Cures for illnesses should also be available to other countries instead of despotic governments starving their populations to death around the world.

Abbreviations:

HIV                 Human Immunodeficiency Virus