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World Aids Day Hopes to Raise Awareness Locally

The expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in a reduction of AIDS-related deaths, the WHO statement said on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. “We still haven’t found a reliable cure or vaccine against HIV infection and the data make it clear we need to do more”.

Per amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research), almost 37 million people are living with HIV worldwide.

Warren was hanging the red scarves around Moncton for World AIDS Day.

“I just hope that people, especially on world AIDS day, everybody goes out and gets tested, finds out their status, and then after that does what they’re supposed to do”, Smith said.

Eliminate gender inequalities and gender-based abuse and violence and increase the capacity of women and girls to protect themselves from HIV.

“We thank the Canadian researchers and doctors who have played such an important role in the medical advancements that have revolutionized the prevention and treatment of HIV, making it possible for many diagnosed with the infection to live full lives”.

Meanwhile, Michel Sidibe, executive director of the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said ending the AIDS epidemic required that key populations have full access to health services delivered to them with dignity and respect. Together, we can forge a future in which no person – here in America or anywhere in our world – knows the pain or stigma caused by HIV/AIDS.

This includes pre-exposure prophylaxis and highly effective HIV treatment. Combined with access to health care, regular testing and other HIV prevention strategies such as condoms, PrEP provides people with a game-changing way to stop HIV.

He said, “This means investing in the issue and we are calling on the Nigerian government to do more and to see how it can match the global resources coming into this country with local response”.

For the whole of a year ago, heterosexual transmission accounted for 47 per cent of the cases transmitted by sexual intercourse, while homosexual transmission made up 39.9 percent.

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