ASU professor joins fight to eradicate HIV by 2030

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ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation assistant professor Angel Algarin has dedicated his research to ending the HIV epidemic. In January, Algarin joined forces with the City of Phoenix, when he was sworn in as a member of the city’s Fast-Track Cities Ad-Hoc Committee, joining 22 others.

The Fast-Track Cities Initiative is a global partnership between cities and municipalities and four core partners: the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the city of Paris, France. Together, their aim is to end the HIV epidemic.

The game plan for ending HIV

The initiative is to bring individuals of many statures from scholars to community partners to develop solutions to putting an end to an epidemic that has cost many lives. The committees are said to conduct HIV testing, and those who test positive are offered Antiretroviral therapy which works to prevent HIV from reproducing, as well as advertising a zero stigma campaign towards those with HIV.

“The best way to be able to fight the HIV epidemic is reaching out to our local communities and understanding what’s going on,” said Algarin.

Angel Algarin, Assistant Professor, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, ASU

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