The library is open. I’m celebrating my recent graduation in public health. Volunteering as an HIV peer mentor spurred me on to study public health—and I’m so glad I did it. I enjoyed talking to my classmates about U=U and PrEP—many of them were doctors and nurses, but they hadn’t heard about how much HIV treatment and prevention has changed. I’m glad I was able to enlighten them.
After my studies I’m even more convinced that HIV is one of the most exciting areas of public health. We have the tools to end the epidemic around the world and to treat everyone living with the virus with the dignity and humanity they deserve. Standing in the way is access: to medication, to information and to support. Always remember: HIV shouldn’t limit what we can achieve—together and as individuals.