Charleston-based Health Service teams with a Local Brewery to Fight Against AIDS
CHARLESTON, SC — It’s an ambitious plan, but researchers nationwide believe they’ve figured out a way to potentially end the AIDS epidemic in this country by 2025.
Researchers figure the United States could achieve a 46 percent reduction in HIV incidences by 2020, and a nearly 70 percent reduction by 2025.
That means there would be a decline in the number of people living with HIV, and the beginning of the end of the aids epidemic in this country.
According to the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine,” in order to achieve these goals, the US would need 90 percent of patients knowing their status, 90 percent getting proper treatment for it, and 90 percent of those on anti-retro viral therapy to suppress the virus.
In order to make this happen, it requires the tireless efforts of volunteers, the community, health professionals and scientists.
Through education and research, an estimated annual of HIV infections in the US has declined 18 percent from 2008-2014.
While there is no vaccination to prevent HIV, developing one is critical to stemming the infection rate.
The fight against HIV and AIDS is being fought in Charleston. Jason Kirk, Director of Development and Marketing at Lowcountry AIDS Services, accompanied by Michael Biondi, co-owner of Frothy Beard Brewing Company, share that both companies will be teaming up to hold a special event in raising awareness for the battle against HIV and AIDs.
The event will be held Saturday, May 20 from noon to 7 P.M. at the Grove at Patriot’s Point. General admission is $25-$35.