Houston Observes World AIDS Day

"We hope that it allows for people to gain the education and be able to know where they can be tested and know that testing is available", Rebecca Ciotti, the Program Director at Arnot's HIV Clinic, said.

China accounts for 3% of new HIV cases worldwide and 2% of the total HIV-positive global population.

SANAC officials joined Cabinet Ministers led by by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in speaking with residents in an area in Daveyton, about 50 kilometres east of here, as part of the national celebrations of World AIDS Day. "Who are we pretending not to see, not to hear, not to be, and not to know? Why?"

There are an estimated 620 people in Montana living with HIV. "The only way you get HIV is through blood to blood contact, sexual behaviors or mom to baby". An organization that provides health care for low-income residents in Boone and Winnebago Counties marked the day by launching a campaign to overcome the stigma that prevents some people with HIV from getting the care they need.

On World AIDS Day Thursday, you're reminded that HIV testing is recommended every three months for homosexual men and once a year for heterosexuals. It's not a cure for HIV but, so far, it's proven to be a pretty good prevention. As a result of recent advances in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-positive people now live longer and healthier lives. Only 68 percent of people with HIV in OR are taking a daily viral suppression pill that prevents infection.

"In the aids activities office in the Lehigh Valley Hospital we now care for approximately 950 patients living with the HIV infection", said Dr. Joseph Yozviak, Medical Director, AIDS Activities Office, Lehigh Valley Health Network. "We have all of this information and the black community is not listening", said Hubbard. Also, keeping yourself up to date with the new developments in HIV, including research work, can be helpful.



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