AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event

Days ahead of this public health campaign, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report revealing that the number of domestic HIV cases has jumped from 719,000 in 2012 to 1.2 million. We have seen progress both at home, through initiatives such as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and overseas, through the success of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which marks its 15th anniversary this year.

He made the announcement to mark World Aids Day on December 1, he said.

This years theme is Live Life Positively: Know your HIV status.

Based on the latest data by UNAIDS 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in 2017.

The new research is part of an overall project tracking social stigma among populations including people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, injectable-drug users and people who engage in sex work.

HIV treatment can reduce viruses in the blood (also known as viral load) and other bodily fluids to undetectable levels. In addition, with prevention therapy, no one needs to get infected.

A Kurdish health official on Saturday announced that, in the past 11 months, six individuals from the Kurdistan Region have contracted the HIV virus and over 20 foreigners deported after testing positive for the deadly disease.

As health personnel, we have a responsibility to ensure that HIV testing takes place, and that it adheres to the 5 Cs: consent, confidentiality, counselling, correct test results and connection to appropriate care and services. "No person diagnosed with HIV today should feel any less able to thrive and enjoy life than anyone else due to their status".

Dr Patrick Oyaro, a researcher at RCTP-Faces, an NGO that supports HIV research in western Kenya and Nyanza, said if one has HIV and stops taking treatment, the virus becomes resistant to the ARVs. It is also crucial to achieving the 90-90-90 targets.

If you're in a monogamous relationship, Dr. Opondo suggests getting tested once every two to three years. In 2017, over 3,000 college students tested positive, many of them (81.8%) acquiring the virus through same sex relations. For those who are sexually active, Opondo says the best way to protect against HIV is to practice "safer sexual behaviours, from using condoms to limiting your partners, to being monogamous".

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