Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Health Care | By Edgar Pierce

Taoiseach takes HIV test to mark World Aids Day

Taoiseach takes HIV test to mark World Aids Day

He made the announcement during an adjournment debate on HIV and World Aids Day, which will be marked on December 1, saying he chose to speak out because he had "a duty as a Member of Parliament".

In 2017, three quarters of people living with HIV (75%) knew their HIV status, compared to just two thirds (67%) in 2015. I hope that more people will understand that effective treatment keeps people who are HIV positive healthy, and it protects their partners.

He said prevention efforts in Cayman include the availability of free condoms in all district health centers and pre-exposure prophylaxis antiretroviral medicines to people who are in partnership with HIV-positive individuals, along with behavior change intervention programs. In 2017, 1.8 million people were newly infected and more than 40% of those affected still do not have access to treatment.

HIV preventive and treatment services have been scaled up to more than 90 percent of health facilities across the country, figures of Rwanda Biomedical Center showed.

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"The sad truth is that many people do not get tested for HIV because of the stigma that surrounds it".

China has 820,756 people living with HIV/AIDS, and 253,031 people had died of AIDS-related diseases as of the end of June, according to a report released at the fifth National Conference on HIV/AIDS in September. This years theme is Live Life Positively: Know your HIV status.

The TCE programme is based on community mobilization, HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, referrals to treatment, and support for HIV treatment adherence. Although the number of people receiving treatment has doubled in the last few years, the Eastern Mediterranean Region has the lowest rate of all World Health Organization regions in diagnosing people who are infected and linking them to care and treatment.

Chris Smith, a former Labour government minister who was the first openly gay British lawmaker, disclosed he was HIV positive in 2005.

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