There are bugs in South Africa that even the Dali Lama is going: ‘Kill that.’
The main defense/medical care against HIV are ARVs, which is an abbreviation for Anti-retrovirals. ARVS, which are mostly pills, block the HIV cells from replicating. It is crucial that ARVs are taken continuously. If a patient stops taking ARVs then they default and the HIV strain actually becomes stronger and those previous ARVs will no longer work. If a patient defaults three times, the HIV will most likely progress to AIDS. But if a patient consistently takes ARVs, the HIV can actually be reversed.
It sounds dumb, but I didn’t really know anything about HIV before I arrived in South Africa.
HIV is the abbreviation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which is a slowly-replicating retrovirus that kills the human immune system/CD4 white-blood cells.
The local villagers fear the chameleon because they believe its eyes can see into both the past and the future at the same time.