Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Medical | By Vernon Walton

Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day

Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day

And as our article in this edition marking World Aids Day points out, the challenges facing black women living with HIV are particularly tough. "There is not enough dialogue surrounding the infection of HIV, and therefore, people take the subject lightly", Dr. Rajapaksa said, adding that all citizens have a responsibility to reduce the number of HIV cases in the country. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), HIV has claimed more than 35 million lives, so far.

This year's World AIDS Day is also the 30th anniversary of the global AIDS Day observance, initiated by the World Health Organization in 1988.

US Vice President Mike Pence has said that President Donald Trump will soon sign a legislation to extend an HIV/AIDS aid programme that started 15 years ago.

"Altogether 321,382 new cases of HIV infection were officially registered in Ukraine since 1987". The majority of the infected were found to belong to the age group of 20-49. However, she said the disease should still be considered a public health priority.

"I know I am safe because I trust my sexual partner".


The NSACP states, having one sexual partner and wearing a condom during any form of sex is the pivotal method of preventing the infection of STIs. We must not just focus our efforts on reaching zero transmissions, but also zero stigma.

To combat the spread of HIV, Chinese universities across the country have launched awareness campaigns, which include hanging a lot of red banners and handing out booklets on AIDS - some over 80 pages thick! - to students.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has charged African Governments to improve funding support for HIV testing, care and treatment.WHO said that the improved funding support would ensure all citizens get access to the services they need to live productive lives.

According to Moeti, HIV testing empowers people to make choices about HIV prevention specifically how to protect themselves and their loved ones.

He said: "He ended up coming out when he knew he was standing down". During the intervening decades, HIV testing services became widely available - routinely through clinical settings and to higher-risk populations through community-based approaches.


The people who are diagnosed with HIV are encouraged to enroll for treatment at local health centers.

In the video, Varadkar demonstrated to viewers how quick and easy to receive a Rapid HIV Test which can develop a result in 60 seconds after getting a few drops of blood from a finger prick.

"The biggest reason is that the elderly people lack awareness of self-protection and do not know much about AIDS", an expert from the Hangzhou Municipal CDC told The Paper.

"It's vital that everyone get tested regularly".


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