July 22, 2015
AIDs message rethink as infections spike
A leading Maori advocate for people living with HIV says it may be time to look at different ways to get out the prevention message.
Marama Pala says a small increase in the number of new infections last year is a concern and will put a strain on the resources of organisations that support them.
She says other priorities have emerged in Maori health and it can be difficult to get attention for what is now classed as a manageable chronic illness.
Marama Pala has just been elected chair of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations board chair.
She says she’s looking forward to championing the concerns of indigenous peoples on the global stage.
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