A virtual exhibition on 30 years of fight against HIV within the non-profit organization Ex Æquo

A virtual exhibition on 30 years of fight against HIV within the non-profit organization Ex Æquo
A virtual exhibition on 30 years of fight against HIV within the non-profit organization Ex Æquo

Documents, photos and videos depict the milestones of Ex Æquo’s work “for the health of men who have sex with men”.

The association has thus supported HIV in its major developments, including post-exposure treatment (PET) – which makes it possible to stop contamination if it is started as quickly as possible and within 72 hours after the risk – or even Prep, a preventative treatment that prevents infection with the AIDS virus in HIV-negative people.

The name of the exhibition refers to the difficulty of access to health that still exists for LGBTQ+ people. “A medical coming out is still often necessary, and explaining our way of life involves exposing ourselves to possible judgment. Many queer people thus prefer to hide their sexual orientation from health professionals,” explained the president of the non-profit organization Pablo Sanz Moreno.

Added to this difficulty, for people living with HIV, are sometimes confronted in the medical world with fears “coming from another age”.

“We can never repeat it enough. A person under treatment whose viral load, that is to say the quantity of HIV in the body, is undetectable, does not transmit the virus,” recalled the association.

The lack of public funding is also pointed out by Ex Æquo. “When 43% of HIV contaminations are still caused by sexual relations between men in 2022, we regret that public funding is not proportional,” concluded Pablo Sanz Moreno.

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