San Antonio Marks World AIDS Day With Awareness Campaign

San Antonio Marks World AIDS Day With Awareness Campaign

San Antonio Marks World AIDS Day With Awareness Campaign

While HIV testing is available, key populations and other vulnerable groups such as adolescents, young people and migrants do not come forward to get tested because of stigma and discrimination, lack of confidentiality, and fear of violence and repercussion due to discriminatory laws, policies and practices.

Death from AIDS have fallen to the lowest level this century, with fewer than 1 million people dying from AIDS-related illnesses a year ago, it said.

Of these, 11,955 were on medication while another 11,948 were not.

"If you are not in that same category, if you live in a rural area, if you find it difficult to access services, if you are black or older or a woman then those things mean your stigma is much higher so it's much harder to talk about it".

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The fact that the number of deaths among those on treatment and those that are not is nearly the same is an indication that there is a serious problem.

"The more information we have on HIV status, and the earlier we have it, the better able we will be to aim for these benchmarks and their benefits".


"The number of defaulters is becoming a concern". 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. In 2017, 9.4 million people were simply unaware that they are living with a potentially deadly, but treatable, disease.

In France alone, Agnes Buzyn, the health minister, said some 6000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in 2016, down five percent from 2013.

Among children, new infections declined from 13,500 in 2010 to 8,000 last year, which shows a 41 percent reduction over seven years.

- Every week, nearly 7,000 young women aged between 15 and 24 are infected with HIV.

The adult ART coverage was estimated at 75 percent while coverage for children was 82 percent previous year.

In their Miles to Go report, UNAIDS highlights that the number of AIDS-related deaths has reached its lowest point this century, with fewer than one million fatalities each year. According to a Xinhua report in September, 93.1 percent of new reported cases in the second quarter were through sex.

Telling MPs the United Kingdom is "at a juncture in the fight against HIV and AIDS", he attacked the government's "reluctance" to make HIV prevention drug PrEP available on the NHS as "disgraceful".

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