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October 25, 2022

PEPFAR's Flip the Script: Mary Saizi the ART Champion

Ever wonder how HIV treatment works in the body? It makes a difference when someone takes treatment correctly and consistently versus when they default or stop treatment outright.

ART Champion Mary Saizi demonstrates the relationship between the immune system and the virus by using glass bottles and simple red and black beads. The 28-year-old Champion from Nyabira works with the PEPFAR-supported Flip the Script treatment literacy campaign.

Saizi leads the charge in educating people living with HIV that antiretroviral treatment is a life-long commitment, but with treatment people can live normal and healthy lives, continue to have children, go to school and be active. With treatment, anything is possible.