What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

"The PrEP [Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis] drug trials have been a real breakthrough", he said, referring to a new drug that can be taken by HIV-negative people before having sex to prevent them contracting the virus.

After she tested HIV-positive at the age of 22, Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola imagined her own grave and the shame her family would live with after her death.

In 2011, when this data was first recorded, there were 355 people per 100,000 who were HIV positive.

"Understanding that I was unable to transmit HIV sexually has been life-changing."
Despite an increase in knowledge and education about HIV/AIDS, research found many people living with HIV/AIDS still faced stigma in their day-to-day lives.

Blackpool's HIV prevalence is above the average for the North West, which is 185 per 100,000 people. It is the essential entry point to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support services.

Dr Baird continued: "Whilst the epidemic is slowing in the United Kingdom, almost half of people who test positive find out very late that they have HIV, meaning the virus may have damaged their health permanently, which is why early diagnosis is so important. This World Aids Day I will be proud to wear the red ribbon in solidarity and respect". "People are living now", Graven also said.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a Labour-Coop MP for Brighton, spoke out about the virus to raise awareness of World Aids Day. Former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith revealed his status in 2005.

On Friday, November 30th, AtlantiCare officials held their annual World AIDS Day ceremony to honor individuals who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS, and those living with the disease. "You have a million things running through your mind and, at the same time, a sense of absolute nothingness".

This problem ties into the 2018 World AIDS Day theme: Know Your Status. While HIV testing is available, key populations and other vulnerable groups such as adolescents, young people and migrants do not come forward to get tested because of stigma and discrimination, lack of confidentiality, and fear of violence and repercussion due to discriminatory laws, policies and practices.

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