Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Young gay men at the frontline of AIDS prevention in China

WHO finally gives nod for HIV self-testing; India takes note World AIDS Day Highlights Testing, Treatment, Prevention
Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:30

"Misunderstanding of the virus can fuel stigma and cause vast distress for people coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis". This World AIDS Day, we mark the successes we've made together, both domestically and globally, by demonstrating leadership, enhancing our commitment, and achieving measurable impact.

And Farron, Liberal Democrats leader, said: 'The stigma surrounding HIV is something we must absolutely challenge and stand up to make sure that people living with HIV have access to the same opportunities as everybody else'.

"Anal sex is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV" and "most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through having anal sex with an HIV-positive person", the Center found. This worldwide event raises awareness about HIV, promotes prevention measures, encourages testing, and supports people living with HIV. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

About 22,000 Ohioans are now living with HIV.

Today is World AIDS Day - a day devoted to recognizing and supporting those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorating those who lost their lives to the epidemic.

Terrence Higgins chief executive Ian Green said: "We've come a long way since the Aids crisis first emerged, when the nation was gripped by panic and fear".

AIDS is a life-threatening illness. "These new tools, combined with testing and treatment, have the potential to dramatically reduce the number of new infections". "We can not stop now", Michel Sidibé advised. There will also be information for anyone living with HIV right now.

"Whatever our individual situation may be, we all need access to the tools to protect us from HIV and to access anti-retroviral medicines, should we need them", he said. "So now we truly believe that by treating people, we actually will prevent infections". The World AIDS Day was observed on Thursday under the theme "Let's Put the Hands Up for HIV Prevention".

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