Monaco launches campaign against AIDS

Hervé Aeschbach, Coordinator Fight Aids Monaco; Rony Lopes, AS Monaco player; Christine Barca, Secretary General of Fight Aids Monaco and Louis Ducruet
As part of the declaration “Towards Monaco without AIDS”, Fight Aids Monaco, in collaboration with the Monaco Government and the Monaco City Council, recently signed the launch of a communication campaign on HIV prevention.

This signature was part of the international movement, “Prevention Access Campaign” #U = U. The theme of this communication campaign “U = U #Undetectable = Untransmissible” is declined in Monaco in “I = I / Indetectable = Intransmissible”.

At this signing join two Monegasque associations involved in the fight against AIDS, the Monegasque Red Cross and Amade. Along with two medical experts Mr Gervais Dionne, co-discoverer of 3TC (one of the main molecules of treatment against HIV) and Dr Bruno Taillan, Vice President of Fight Aids Monaco and Internal Medicine, Hematologist at CHPG.

The “I = I” campaign was officially launched on Saturday, December 1st, World AIDS Day. This same day, Fight Aids Monaco signed the “I = I” convention. It also organised the deployment of the quilts in homage to those who died of AIDS at the Oceanographic Museum.

In the evening, during the pre-match warm-up between AS Monaco Football Club and Montpellier Herault Sporting Club, counting for the 15th day of the French Ligue 1 championship, the Monaco players all sported a flocked t-shirt from campaign logo.