170000 adults with HIV are not on treatment - Ghana Aids Commission

The managing editor of PREMIUM TIMES Idris Akinbajo receiving the award for the DG NACA and representative of the US ambassador to Nigeria

Kharmalki also pointed out that in the State there is the "Meghalaya Legislators Forum on HIV/AIDS"; but sadly enough the money donated by the MLAs is only being utilised for World Aids Day.

In 2018-19, the Minister said, around 79 per cent of people living with HIV knew their status, 82 per cent diagnosed with HIV infection were receiving free antiretroviral therapy and 79 per cent were virally suppressed. "Assam is giving Rs one lakh to every widowed person living with HIV", he added.

"We must unite and use our voices, to join together and discuss the issues around the ongoing battle to eradicate HIV and AIDS. x VB".

According to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), HIV diagnoses in the region declined from 174 cases in 2011 to 87 in 2018.

Former head of Sindh Aids control programme and infectious disease specialist Dr Sharaf Ali Shah said Pakistan is the only country in the world where 900 children are affected with HIV while one hundred 60 thousand AIDS patients are registered in Pakistan.

"At the time it was regarded as controversial", said Montaner, about the beginning of the notion of Treatment as Prevention, developed at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in the mid-2000s.

HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks and can destroy the body's immune system, leading to the disease AIDS.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, says in a statement that the province has made incredible progress in its fight against HIV and AIDS since the turn of the century.

She promised to continue being a strong advocate in all efforts by the government and other partners to ensure the spread of HIV is reduced and those infected are able to access quality medical care.

National AIDS Authority (NAA) secretary-general Chhim Khin Dareth told The Post that high risks of AIDS infections involve gay people, sex workers, and young people.

The World AIDS Day is an important platform to shed light on the role of communities in supporting awareness of the disease and the groups most vulnerable to HIV / AIDS.

"Breakthroughs in treatment and prevention, along with education, awareness, community work and fighting stigma, have contributed to huge advancements toward the elimination of this epidemic".

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