HIV ambassador speaks about importance of adherence to treatment
While South Africa is not doing too badly with regards to testing people for HIV and keeping them virally suppressed while on antiretroviral therapy, the main challenge is keeping people on treatment. Born with the virus in 1982, HIV Ambassador Ntimbwe Mpamba has an undetectable viral load because of his adherence to treatment. Undetectable levels mean that a person cannot transmit the virus to others, even though copies of the virus remain in the blood. Mpamba was in studio this week talking about how HIV treatment has helped prolong his life. He started by explaining his views on why those on treatment tend to default..