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Episode 08: Ending stigma through U=U

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Episode 08: Ending stigma through U=U
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Our host, Selma Ndasilohenda Iyambo, engages Ndiilenga in a conversation about the meaning and significance of U=U, its role in the HIV response, and its impact on individuals and communities.

As a Senior Namibian Adolescent Treatment Supporter in Khomas Region under MHSS and founder of the youth-led organization “Youth Empowerment Network,” Ndiilenga brings valuable insights to the discussion. He explains the science behind U=U and its implications for both people living with HIV and those who are not.

Ndiilenga also shares the experiences of the Youth Empowerment Network in implementing the U=U campaign in Namibia, highlighting the challenges and achievements they have encountered. He emphasizes the role of community engagement and advocacy in promoting the campaign’s message.

In a crucial segment of the conversation, Ndiilenga addresses the importance of mental health support for individuals living with HIV, particularly in relation to medication adherence. He discusses the challenges some young people face in adhering to their treatment plans and the devastating consequences of non-adherence.

Ndiilenga concludes the episode by echoing the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day – “Communities leading the way.” He urges policymakers to listen to and include community members in the development and implementation of HIV prevention and treatment strategies, recognising their invaluable contributions to ending the AIDS epidemic.

As a Senior Namibian Adolescent Treatment Supporter in Khomas Region under MHSS and founder of the youth-led organization “Youth Empowerment Network,” Ndiilenga brings valuable insights to the discussion. He explains the science behind U=U and its implications for both people living with HIV and those who are not.

Ndiilenga also shares the experiences of the Youth Empowerment Network in implementing the U=U campaign in Namibia, highlighting the challenges and achievements they have encountered. He emphasizes the role of community engagement and advocacy in promoting the campaign’s message.

In a crucial segment of the conversation, Ndiilenga addresses the importance of mental health support for individuals living with HIV, particularly in relation to medication adherence. He discusses the challenges some young people face in adhering to their treatment plans and the devastating consequences of non-adherence.

Ndiilenga concludes the episode by echoing the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day – “Communities leading the way.” He urges policymakers to listen to and include community members in the development and implementation of HIV prevention and treatment strategies, recognizing their invaluable contributions to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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