Reaffirm Our Commitment to End HIV/AIDS in USA in 10 Years

Red Scarf Project is an AIDS awareness initiative which coincides with World AIDS Day

Red Scarf Project is an AIDS awareness initiative which coincides with World AIDS Day Expand

ÚVZ added that early diagnostics and treatment can prolong the lives of HIV-infected people and improve the quality of their lives.

By 2017, it became one of the seven countries globally to achieve the 90-90-90 targets (90 per cent of people know their HIV status; 90 per cent of people who know their status receive treatment with antiretroviral drugs; and 90 per cent of people on treatment are virally suppressed).

He urged the people to have their HIV screening done because of its delayed diagnosis causes death, due to HIV, patient's immune system will be weakened.

An estimated 20% of the population or more than 200 million people in Africa are young people aged between 15 and 24 years and this number is expected to continue growing, it said.

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The vaccine would be given to people without HIV to prevent them from being infected in the future.

Of the almost 38 million people living with HIV worldwide - including 1.7 million children younger than 15 years old - just 24.5 million have access to treatment therapies, according to UNAIDS.

An estimated 1.1 million adults and adolescents in the US were living with HIV at the end of 2015, according to the CDC. An HIV test can take as little as 30 minutes to get results, and the sooner you know your status the more control you have in prevention and treatment.

Mr Ishmael Ashitey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister in a speech read on his behalf, said the theme for the commemoration, was appropriate as communities contributed to the AIDS response in diverse ways.

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This year's commemoration is the thirty-first edition since the world started remembering the day as part of efforts to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and efforts to contain it.

Under the national plan, the authorities are carrying out activities such as awareness campaign, comprehensive condom program, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment, harm reduction, HIV testing services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission and ART.

There were 208 new cases of the virus in 2018, a steady decline from 437 cases in 2004, according to the province. Avert also says other scientists are searching for a different type of cure that would eradicate the virus from the body completely.

He said avoid unsafe blood and always use screened blood in thalassemia patients.

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The statement read, "While we have made significant strides to turn the tide of fear, suspicion, we still have a long road to travel to win the fight against this global killer that preys mainly among the most vulnerable in society". "So we have to find a cure".

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