Trump reaffirms commitment to end HIV/AIDS in 10 years

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PrEP is a preventive strategy for people who are not diagnosed with HIV but could be at risk of contracting the virus from their sexual partners or other means of transmission.

"On this World AIDS Day, we salute the unsung heroes and heroines in our families and our communities that have been unwavering in their fight against HIV/AIDS, with many of them living with HIV/AIDS themselves", Mahamat stressed. Reducing that stigma allows people to come in and seek treatment.

This number accounts for more than 50% of the number of people living with HIV in the country, according to the Acting Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Kyeremeh Atuahene. Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said national Aids prevalence rates have reduced from 13 per cent in the 1990s to the current 4.9 per cent, terming it a major milestone in the management of the Aids in the last 31 years since it was declared a national disaster. -HIV/STD Resource and Treatment Center encourages anyone who has had unprotected sex and or shared needles for injection drug use to get tested.

A Chhouk Sar Clinic counsellor believes that PrEP has been a game changer because it's the final piece in the HIV prevention jigsaw puzzle.

About 7,800 of HIV patients receive medication and are aged between 25 and 35 years old, representing 42 percent of all cases detected voluntarily.

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There were 208 new cases of the virus in 2018, a steady decline from 437 cases in 2004, according to the province.

The vaccine would be given to people without HIV to prevent them from being infected in the future.

The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organized the event, alongside its partners that include people living with the virus, United Nations agencies and other civil society groups campaigning for an AIDS-free world.The event held at the forecourt of the main ministerial building in Freetown - Youyi Building - was preceded by a march across the street of the capital city.

Furthermore, data show that population of adolescents and young people aged 15 to 24 living in sub-Saharan Africa will nearly double by 2050, whereas it will decline or remain stable in every other region of the world.

Ms Sullivan said U.S., had invested 85 billion dollars globally to help to control HIV and reduce new infections. "That is why, we must appreciate the contribution of the global campaign under by UNAIDS that galvanised all of us in political leadership, civil society and private sector into coherent action", said Deputy President Mabuza.

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