New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

  • New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organized the event, alongside its partners that include people living with the virus, United Nations agencies and other civil society groups campaigning for an AIDS-free world.The event held at the forecourt of the main ministerial building in Freetown - Youyi Building - was preceded by a march across the street of the capital city.

An estimated 7,271 British Columbians are now living with HIV, the province noted in a statement.

He said such patient is diagnosed with delay due to non-screening in Pakistan which affects their quality of life, he said that 12 million people in Pakistan are infected with hepatitis B and C. The exact number is unknown as post people in Pakistan do not have screening.

"Indeed, we have made progress in reducing the rate of new infections from an estimated 270,000 in 2016 to 222,000 in 2018", David Mabuza said in a speech on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. Lat year, around 1,300 people died from AIDS-related illnesses, compared to 6,400 deaths in 2003 and 2,500 in 2010.

At the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 1980s and early '90s, close to 850 cases were being reported annually, Dix said. Last year, one in five new HIV infections was a person in this age bracket.

UNAIDS said that as of the end of June this year, 60,422 people were accessing antiretroviral therapy.

"We asked people to know their status to help our country combat the disease and the spread of HIV, and there are free tests and advice given out to people", Hawa Aadan, a university student told Anadolu Agency. As a result, about 4,500 people at high-risk for contracting an infection have qualified for the potentially life-saving treatment, it says. "We are anxious about youths who have sex at a very young age without first receiving education [on AIDS prevention]", he said. "It's no surprise that the DNC would attack this President and ignore the facts on World AIDS Day instead of honoring and remembering those we have lost".

The event was attended by some 700 participants from national and global institutions including civil society organisations.

On the occasion nutritionist, community worker and a large number of people from other walk of life participated.