World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary

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"Mr Deputy Speaker, next year I will be marking an anniversary of my own: 10 years since I became HIV positive", Russell-Moyle said in the House of Commons on Thursday.

Meanwhile, in Ratnapura where the first Sri Lankan HIV patient was detected in 1987, there had been no HIV cases reported this year. He also said that he wanted to bring awareness that the world is on the cusp of eradicating HIV "but we are at a fault in the road" with cuts to public health threatening a universal roll-out of PrEP, the pill that prevents HIV.

At the 13 th International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July 2000 eleven-year-old Nkosi, dressed in a suit, holding a microphone and showing a wide smile revealing his pearly white teeth, stood on stage. By 2017, 75% of the people estimated to be living with HIV (28 million out of 37 million) had accessed HIV testing and been diagnosed. She said, more and more people are meeting sexual partners online, which is extremely risky.

Yesterday (December 1) people across the globe commemorated World AIDS Day under the theme "Know your status". Ukraine keeps the leading position in Europe in terms of new HIV infection cases.

Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them aware of treatment and prevention services.

Jacob Castrejana talked about how he went from hiding his HIV status to sharing his story publicly. Metro Health San Antonio Director Dr. Colleen Bridger looked
Seven new HIV cases reported this year

Health officials said that despite enormous efforts and awareness, not many people had come forward to check their HIV status. Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was picked by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro as the future Minister of Health, said that sex education is a subject to be dealt with exclusively by parents and their children, with no interference whatsoever from teachers. World Health Organization said that key populations are groups who are at an increased risk of HIV irrespective of epidemic type or local context. "I thought my partners were safe", Rohan said, and he was proved wrong.

In February 2017, the CDC rolled out High-impact Prevention (HIP), its HIV prevention planwhich includes HIV testing, treatment-as-prevention, needle exchange and PrEPbut NO mention of condoms.

These people are most at risk and may be scared off at the idea that they may visit the local sexual health clinic and be seen.

In the video, Varadkar demonstrated to viewers how quick and easy to receive a Rapid HIV Test which can develop a result in 60 seconds after getting a few drops of blood from a finger prick.

"Our community has always good at taking responsibility for themselves, so yes, I think until it's available people will continue to self-source", said Marc Thompson, a spokesman for the British HIV/AIDS charity Terrence Higgins Trust. "That my story might encourage others to get tested and ultimately begin their treatment earlier on".

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