Mother, Grandmother is 'New' Face of HIV/AIDS in MA

People gather during a HIV  AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day in Kathmandu

Another highlight of this year's World AIDS Day is the launch of the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign that will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV. That figure is somewhat alarming to the experts at the Utah AIDS Foundation who say testing and early detection of HIV infection can help save lives and prevent HIV from progressing to AIDS.

Additionally, 1 in 3 persons with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean do not know that they have it.

According to the Republican AIDS Center, there are almost 7,000 people living with HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic, and the infection is primarily transmitted through the shared use of needles and syringes by people who inject drugs. This means that more than half of the HIV infected people in these countries can live full, healthy lives - and not spread HIV to others.

Worryingly, 83% said stigma from others has left them reluctant to disclose their status, a figure that's up from 75% in 2014, and 62% believe that living with HIV makes it hard to be in a relationship.

The announcement that just 70 new HIV infections had been diagnosed in NSW - a 22 per cent decrease when compared with the average for the same period in the previous six years - was made on World AIDS Day. For example, global coverage rates for all HIV testing, prevention and treatment are lower among men than women.

Kolkata: More than 18 million people with HIV are now taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) with a similar number still unable to access the life-saving treatment, the World Health Organization has said, as it issued new guidelines on self-testing to improve access to HIV diagnosis. "Most pe ople in India are unaware of this fact but an HIV posi tive mother can give birth to a disease-free child".

Thanks to advances in medication and treatment, HIV diagnosis is not the death sentence it once was.

The number of new HIV infections is not declining among adults, with young women particularly at risk of becoming infected with HIV.

The HIV epidemic still remains largely concentrated among gay/bisexual men and it is estimated that in 2015, 47,000 gay and bisexual men were living with HIV - 12% of whom were undiagnosed.

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