World AIDS Day Highlights New Research and Prevention Efforts

World AIDS Day Highlights New Research and Prevention Efforts

On December 1, the Center for Disease Control and partners worldwide will observe World AIDS Day.  The theme, Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation, is intended to highlight the promise of new research and prevention efforts that help stop the spread of HIV.

In the U.S., more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and approximately 50,000 more become infected each year.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that prevention methods, including the treatment of persons living with HIV, help prevent transmission of HIV to others.  In fact, effective treatment of a person living with HIV reduces the risk of transmission to a partner by up to 96%.

Our Specialty Pharmacies offer a care management program that helps patients with HIV. The program, staffed by pharmacists and nurses who are trained in HIV therapies, teaches patients about HIV and how to manage their medications. 

On World AIDS Day, we pay tribute to all those living with HIV/AIDS and to the healthcare providers who are committed to working toward a world free of this virus.