The 2012 Father Michael Kelly World AIDS Day Event was held on November 28th, Hosted by Irish Aid in collaboration with the Irish Forum for Global Health and the University of Limerick. Father Michael provoked another brilliant discussion about reducing the impacts of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, moving towards broadening the scope of prevention and treatment, into ultimately an AIDS-free world; meaning zero discrimination, zero AIDS related deaths and zero new HIV infections. Fr. Michael called for a fourth zero:
Zero fudging of AIDS related issues
meaning the avoidance of sensitive issues and ignoring taboo topics associated with HIV/AIDS.
It is far from all over…we’ve underestimated the challenge of reaching an AIDS-free world.