Raising awareness on World AIDS Day

Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano picks up his free lock to show support for people living with HIV Nov. 29 2019. Darren Taylor  SooToday

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World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Intelligence Committee to review impeachment investigation report Monday Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes' Gala at Mar-A-Lago Israeli, Palestinian business leaders seek Trump boost for investment project MORE reaffirmed his commitment to end HIV/AIDS in 10 years in a tweet Sunday.

He said: 'Stigma can lead to inconsistent taking of medicines and result in much less effective treatment of HIV and risk of transmitting HIV. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

"We have already stepped up regular testing, and been encouraging increased condom use and starting people on treatment as soon as possible". Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said national Aids prevalence rates have reduced from 13 per cent in the 1990s to the current 4.9 per cent, terming it a major milestone in the management of the Aids in the last 31 years since it was declared a national disaster.

In many countries, significant progress had been made in controlling HIV infections, however, gender inequality and denial of human rights were leaving many people behind, she said and condemned those acts.

"We need to be able to, at some point in time, not have to treat people for the rest of their lives", del Rio said.

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 Official Handover of the Bus to the KwaZulu-Natal Natal based Ongoye choir took place during the World AIDS DAY Commemoration event which was held at the James Motlatsi Stadium, Klerksdorp, in the North West Province. The federal initiative to end HIV as an epidemic in the United States, announced in February, set to launch in November, also remains unfunded.

He, therefore, recommended that community stakeholders be empowered to play essential roles in engaging people who would otherwise be left behind, including young women and adolescent girls and key populations.

The annual ceremony is hosted by the Shelby County Health Department's (SCHD) Ryan White Program, a federal program that establishes a comprehensive system of HIV/AIDS support services around the country.

While the number of Slovaks diagnosed with the infection between January 1 and October 31, 2019 amounted to 65 new cases, 23 new cases involved foreigners.

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