Not that many years ago, an AIDS diagnosis was considered an automatic death sentence. But over the years, improvements in drugs, transmission prevention, and therapies have allowed many patients to live as if their disease is a chronic illness ─ not curable yet, but manageable.
As a result, AID Atlanta has had to overhaul what it does; treating not just AIDS symptoms, but other medical problems its clients have ─ diabetes or pulmonary disease, for instance. That's meant a new and expanded facility, but it also raises questions for the future. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with AID Atlanta CEO Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Diaz.
Dr. Diaz also talked about some unique struggles that are common in HIV/AIDS treatment, for instance, the fight against Hepatitis C. Listen to that conversation in this expanded version of the interview.