1 December 2018, the world community is marking the 30th anniversary of 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.
"We must look at HIV prevention and testing in the context of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health services and information". In Chandigarh, there are around 6,303 HIV patients seeking treatment at various facilities. "Or they are afraid of being stigmatized as a person with HIV if they are found to be positive", said Yoann Maldonado, general coordinator for Doctors of the World. To achieve the first 90, free HIV counselling and screening was provided to the visitors at Elante Mall.
2014 - UNAIDS, the United Nations HIV/AIDS body, sets a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths by 90 percent by 2030.
With an HIV prevalence of 0.26 % in its adult population, India has an estimated 2.1 million people living with HIV, according to a 2017 government report.
- In sub-Saharan Africa young women are twice as likely to be living with HIV than men. PAHO/WHO recommends that health systems expand options for HIV testing to include HIV self-tests and lay provider tests, which can be done at home, as well as in places other than health centres, with flexible hours and same-day results.
He says many social ills begin in the home, where women are often treated with disrespect.
Aliyu made the call in Abuja during a Road Walk organised by AIDS Health Care Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, to commemorate 2018 World AIDS Day. This is particularly important given that approximately one third of new HIV infections occur among young people aged 15 to 24 years old.
"Our great success in preventing HIV transmission from mothers to babies demonstrates that we can make progress".
"In the hardest-hit countries, girls account for more than 80% of all new HIV infections among adolescents". Only 50% of the nearly 37 million people living with HIV are receiving life sustaining HIV antiretrovirals.