World AIDS Day 2019: Advocates say early testing will aid viral suppression

Image result for World Aids dayIt is the World Aids Day today and the major focus is curbing transmission from person to person, early detection and effective treatment.

In 2018, 770 thousand people died of HIV related causes, world wide. But medical experts say deaths through the ailment can be curbed through early detection and steady effective treatment.

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That is why this year’s theme of the world Aids day is..COMMUNITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. The united Nations believes if primary health care is strengthened and there is proper networking for testing and treatment, the target of universal health coverage by 2030, will be effectively achieved.

Patrick Akpan is living with the Aids Virus. He said there is an easy route to a success story, for anyone who has the Virus.

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Julie Adebowale is also Living with the Aids virus. She knew her status just before she had a baby. She has an advise for pregnant women.

In 2018, 1.7 Million people got infected with HIV. At the end of that year, research findings revealed 37.9 million people were living with the Aids virus, world wide.

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Image result for World Aids dayBy the end of 2018, 75 million had died of the virus since it was discovered in 1981.

The big target is to ensuring collaborations and networking at community levels, to create wider awareness about the health condition for quicker solutions.

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Stigmatisation is a no no!, when it comes to relating with people who have the health condition.

Doctors say loving and showing sincere concern for sick people, keeps them alive, even stronger than drugs do, in many cases. People Living with HIV still have their skills and potentials for national development.

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The very reason why the govt must ensure Legislation and the implementation of Legislation against stigmatisation, to encourage people to test, without fear.

 

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