On World AIDS Day, Trump Vows To End Epidemic In 10 Years

Grant Boone
December 4, 2019

While Africa continues to be disproportionately burdened by the AIDS epidemic, researchers argue that a lot of advancements have been made in HIV treatment and vaccine, coverage of ARTs and mother to child HIV transmission.

World AIDS Day launched in 1988, and much has changed after three decades.

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.

Today, many new treatments are improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.

"Sometimes people say, 'Is that still a thing?' And yes, it definitely is", said Chris Chapman, who is part of UW Health's HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program.

Government has prepared a national action plan to check the spread of AIDS, stated Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza while leading a walk in Islamabad on Monday regarding raising awareness about the HIV/AIDS.

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"Slovakia belongs to the European Union member states with the lowest HIV incidence, but we've recently witnessed the increase in the number of new cases, particularly in the case of homosexual men", said chief hygienist of Slovakia, Ján Mikas, on World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Del Rio told CNN that a vaccine will be a "critical tool" in preventing HIV transmission.

For the third year, they celebrated with singers, dancers, and testimonies from people who have been affected by the disease but not beaten by it. The donors that have been accepted have been diagnosed with HIV but are being treated to reduce their viral blood load to such a level that their sperm will not carry the infection to their children.

"Apart from the World Aids Day why not also look into free transport, nutritional and educational support for kids".

"Having HIV or AIDS on the door or on a title of an organization doesn't always mean people are going to come to that organization for care or services because of the stigma", said Dan Guinn, vice president of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. The CHCC Family Planning Program offers condoms at no charge to all CNMI residents.

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