Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

World AIDS day observed on December 1

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"To raise awareness of AIDS and show support for people living with HIV/AIDS, the Bedford town bridge will be illuminated red on the 1st December".

A British lawmaker revealed he was HIV positive during an emotional speech to parliament on Thursday to mark the upcoming World AIDS day.

"The sad truth is that many people do not get tested for HIV because of the stigma that surrounds it".

The contest, which was held in collaboration with Atlantic City High School, engaged students in increasing awareness about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV and AIDS in hopes of eliminating stigmas and preventing discrimination for those impacted by the disease. "The rationale for using a pharmacy is that you could be going to talk about absolutely anything, so no one will know why you are there".

Humana People to People has built strong relationships with national government health departments and global health organizations. This means 76 adolescent deaths every day, unless we make additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes in a number of regions.

"In 2017, there were 270,000 new HIV infections and 110,000 South Africans died from Aids-related illnesses". Still, there are an estimated 9.4 million people worldwide who do not know that they're infected and a further 19.4 million who are not receiving treatment.

Knowing your HIV status has many advantages. It is detected by observing symptoms, while the presence of the HIV virus is what such tests screen for.

Dwayne Seymour minister of health
Dwayne Seymour minister of health

The first MP to acknowledge they are living with HIV was Labour's Chris Smith, who spoke about being HIV-positive in a Sunday Times interview in 2005, shortly before his retirement from the House of Commons.

In addition, Baeten says testing and treatment have to be available to everyone.

TCE Field Officers and volunteers build relationships with communities to provide access to HIV testing in hard-to-reach areas and among the at-risk populations.

People can be at risk of HIV if they have unprotected sexual relations, receive unsafe blood transfusion, and are exposed to contaminated injecting equipment. "For some people a buyers' club is the only way they will have access to this drug". We now know of cases of young men who have tried to gain access to PrEP, who have been turned away and who have subsequently contracted HIV. The method works like this: when one tests HIV positive, his/her family members and sexual partners are reached out to with HIV testing services.

- UNAIDS wants nine in 10 people to know their status by 2020.

However, prior to this goal, UNAIDS has set an ambitious treatment target of "90-90-90" by 2020 to help end the AIDS epidemic. "From 2006 to 2015, the AIDS detection rate among men aged 15 to 19 years more than tripled (from 2.4 to 6.9 cases/100,000 inhabitants)".


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