Kent County Health Department offering free walk-in HIV testing

A couple kiss as they pose for a selfie at a park near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Nov 29 2019

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

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.

The president's tweet followed an attack from the Democratic National Committee in a release that said the Trump administration policies are damaging those living with HIV.

In 123 cases, the HIV infection turned into AIDS.

A total of 38 million people are living with HIV / AIDS, according to the latest worldwide statistics, and despite global efforts to eradicate the disease and the possibility of infection by 2030, the resources available to treat patients decreased by $1billion in 2018.

Health experts in Kenya warn that a majority of AIDS-related deaths are due to youth not taking medication due to this stigma and lack of access to information concerning the disease.

At the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 1980s and early '90s, close to 850 cases were being reported annually, Dix said.

However, Prof. Idoko noted that there is still growing concern of increasing HIV incidences among the youth population (15-24 years).

The president's 10-year plan was originally announced during the State of the Union and seeks to decrease new HIV infections by 75 percent in five years and 90 percent by 2030.

"Patients who need to start or restart antiretroviral treatment can make an appointment at any clinic that's convenient for them, whether close to their place of work or home", he added.

"HIV antiretroviral medicines not only prevents disease progression but also suppress the viral load to an undetectable level", he stated.

"We asked people to know their status to help our country combat the disease and the spread of HIV, and there are free tests and advice given out to people", Hawa Aadan, a university student told Anadolu Agency.

UNAIDS executive director Winnie Byanyima said: "When people and communities are empowered and have urgency, change happens".

"For youths, they should not have sex before getting a good health education first".

Today, on World AIDS Day, Montaner says 2019 is expected to be even lower.

On the occasion nutritionist, community worker and a large number of people from other walk of life participated. Specifically, employment opportunity denials had dropped to two per cent a year ago from 46 per cent in 2010.

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