HIV and Ebola virus: two jumped species, but not two of a kind

On 6 January 2015, in an Ebola treatment centre run by Doctors Without Borders, a patient was discharged from the so called ‘triage area’ with a certificate to attest that he was ‘not a case.’ However, he did present clinical signs of advanced HIV disease. When asked about his reaction to the HIV diagnosis, he replied, ‘I am so happy it may just be AIDS’.

This opinion piece looks at the fear and stigma experienced with both of these infectious diseases, plus the effects of attempts at isolation and quarantine.  Read the entire publication by clicking here.