Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day

  • Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day

Research reveals stigma remains as Australia marks World AIDS Day

Observed on December 1 every year since 1988, World AIDS Day is an global day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

"We call upon all Rwandans who have not had a HIV test at least for a year to test and know their status", he urged.

Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that Pakistan has an estimated 150,000 people living with HIV while only 25,000 are registered at the 33HIV treatment centres across the country. Humana People to People members are working to ensure people know their status, receive the sustained treatment they require, and achieve viral suppression.

Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, promised that more funds would be committed to the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

The 32-year-old, who is the Member for Brighton Kemptown, wanted his statement to help tackle the stigma around HIV and Aids and inform people that advances in treatment meant he lives a totally unaffected life with the virus.

Speaking at the World AIDS Day HIV self-testing awareness event, 4Youth By Youth Principal investigator, Dr. Juliet Iwelunmor said, "Our goal is to drive the increased participation of young Nigerians in the fight against HIV/AIDS through generating demand and adoption of self-testing".

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Adebayo while lamenting low rate of HIV testing, disclosed that only 22 million out of over 37 million people now affected are undergoing treatment.

HIV infection rates are all decreasing - This isn't true within all demographics.

The new survey found that many people with the virus said they had faced stigma across a number of settings.

4YBY identified the adoption of HIV self-testing as an additional way to create demand for HIV testing, thereby increasing knowledge of HIV status and reducing the accelerated spread of HIV/AIDS nationwide among young people in Nigeria. Since 2005, MTV Staying Alive has given out over $6 million in grants across 73 countries, directly reached over 3.2 million young people, tested more than 270,000 people for HIV and distributed over 9.7 million condoms.

We're also making a marked difference.

This year, we're celebrating the 20 anniversary of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.