World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary

Pearl Mccarthy
December 3, 2018

On December 1, the global society observes the World AIDS day. People should not test positive for HIV and receive treatment, only to die of TB, due to poor access to TB diagnosis among people living with HIV. During the intervening decades, HIV testing services became widely available - routinely through clinical settings and to higher-risk populations through community-based approaches. In Chandigarh, there are around 6,303 HIV patients seeking treatment at various facilities. Towards this, a combined effort is being made to reach the target of 90:90:90 by 2020.

If people don't know their HIV status, they can't protect themselves, their families, their partners.
To achieve the first 90, free HIV counselling and screening was provided to the visitors at Elante Mall. And around 5 million people are living with both HIV and viral hepatitis, with most of these people unaware. The Maine Center for Disease Control says about 1,800 of the 37 million people diagnosed with HIV worldwide live in Maine.

He says many social ills begin in the home, where women are often treated with disrespect.

2006 - Male circumcision is found to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV between men and women by 60 percent.

Chairman, Governing Board of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Mrs Pauline Tallen, gave the assurance at the flag-off of a medical outreach to IDPs in Kuchingoro camp Abuja in commemoration of this year's World AIDS Day with the theme; "Know Your Status".

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People ran from their offices and into the streets or took cover under desks as the ground shook for about 30 seconds. He was in an elevator in a high-rise Anchorage office building and said it was a "rough ride" coming down.

Despite this progress, however, in Latin America, the rate of new HIV infections remains unchanged at around 100,000 per year - a reduction of just 1 percent since 2010.

"The good news is that for those who are HIV positive, the government has enough drugs and plans in place to support and treat the affected for free".

"We have made tremendous progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS".

Head of monitoring and Evaluation at WACCBIP, Dr. Osbourne Quaye, said people refusing to take the test has contributed to the alarming increase because they unknowingly affect others with the virus.

Some 21.7 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy in 2017.

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