Today is World AIDS day and the United Nations is estimating that based on current trends the world may not meet their great Global targets to eradicate the virus.
In 2021, the UN disclosed that 650, 000 people were lost to AIDS while 1.5 million people newly acquired HIV.
It blamed growing inequalities as a major factor obstructing the efforts to end of AIDS.
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A statement by the Executive Director of UNAIDS and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Winnie Byanyima stated: “On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. But the new UNAIDS report, Dangerous Inequalities, shows that urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the AIDS response on track.
Meanwhile, the United Nations AIDS agencies is urging governments, institutions and people globally to give attention to addressing the inequalities holding back progress to ending AIDS.
The human immuno virus popularly known as HIV precipitates AIDS which is the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The body of a person living with AIDS lacks the power to fight away diseases
or infections because of a weak immune system, but there are specialised drugs that aid the preservation of lives.
Lagos state control agency frowns at HIV AIDS being viewed as a death sentence because it is only a breakdown of the immune system and lives can be protected through drug remedies.
A 2021 statistic says not less than 1.9 million people are living with HIV in Nigeria.
To ensure that there isn’t any upward shoot of this figure, medical experts say the age-long prevention strategies of avoiding
multiple sexual partners, the sharing of sharp objects with people and many more still remain the same and must be wisely embraced for safety.