Half of HIV positive people face discrimination


- About 35 million people have died from AIDS- or HIV-related illnesses since 1981, including 940,000 in 2017. AIDS remains the leading cause of death in women aged 15 to 44, and the second-largest mortality factor for teenagers worldwide. The star-studded gala at Guastavinos in NY recognized the foundations 20 years of campaigning around HIV and sexual/reproductive health and rights, and raised more than $570,000 toward the global fight to end HIV. We must not just focus our efforts on reaching zero transmissions, but also zero stigma.

"New York State has made tremendous progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and this new data demonstrates we're on track to achieve our goal of ending the epidemic by 2020", Governor Cuomo said.

"In all this, we need the political will; we need the investment from governments, partners and private sectors, and most of all we need the communities to promote demand for HIV testing services".

The 32-year-old, who is the Member for Brighton Kemptown, wanted his statement to help tackle the stigma around HIV and Aids and inform people that advances in treatment meant he lives a totally unaffected life with the virus. Further, as a result of increased access to care, the number of people living with diagnosed HIV who are virally suppressed has continued to climb.

Ms Kwame, who was speaking to journalists at the regional celebration of the 10th anniversary of the operations of PEPFAR in Ghana, said HIV is comparable to any disease condition and there is no need to subject people with the condition to any inhuman treatment either by healthcare givers, families or the larger society. The agency's also reminding people ME that HIV care and prevention have dramatically changed since the discovery of the virus in 1984, and many patients are able to live long lives.

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NHS had earlier stated that Pakistan now faces a concentrated epidemic because of the injecting drug users with HIV prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

"There are populations all over the world that are underserved and these include injection drug users and sex workers, in particular", Strathdee said. Knowing one's status is essential for accessing specialist HIV services and HIV treatment.

She listed stigma and discrimination as factors still deterring people from taking an HIV test adding that access to confidential HIV testing was aslo an issue of concern.

She noted that many young people and adult men were being left behind and others still only get tested after becoming ill.

HIV preventive and treatment services have been scaled up to more than 90 percent of health facilities across the country, figures of Rwanda Biomedical Center showed.