Friday, September 16, 2016

Deadly Record: Inside Saskatchewan's HIV crisis

Charles Hamilton, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
 Lauren Cardinal talks about her experience being HIV positive at The Gate in Prince Albert on Sept. 14, 2016. Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
omething as simple as the common cold could kill Lauren Cardinal.
A friend of hers died because he refused to see a doctor and get an abscessed tooth removed.
In Saskatchewan, this is her reality as one of the nearly 1,500 people who’ve been diagnosed with HIV in the province in the last decade.
“I think some people don’t hear about AIDS and some people just don’t want to know,” Cardinal said, sitting on the couch inside a small room that serves as Prince Albert’s only drop-in centre focused on HIV/AIDS.
Experts say Saskatchewan is one of the few places in the industrialized world where people are still dying from AIDS and HIV infections...Continue reading, video...

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