HIV rate continues decline to record low in British Columbia: Health Ministry

James Marshall
December 2, 2019

Causing the disease could be attacked to the person easily, which sometimes prove fatal, timely diagnosis of AIDS can lead to normal life using drug but some caution is necessary, so that the disease not transmit to other further he said three cause of the outbreak include blood transfusion, mother milk and sexually transmitted infectious, such patients should be cautious about these reasons so that the disease does not spread to any one, he said.

Mercy Waithera, a 26-year-old student and peer educator living with HIV, is having the same discussion with about 60 other teenagers all living with HIV/AIDS at a church-hall in Mathare slums in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Juliet Akumu from Sauti Skika Adolescents and Young People Network says this emotional burden forces the youth to abandon life-saving medication and, "there are so many adolescents who have died due to non-adherence to medications and the numbers are rising in the current era of social media".

This year, Gilwest aims to highlight preventive programs and stigmas around HIV in the province such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - a fully funded strategy that the province has added to its HIV program to combat infections in B.C.

At the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 1980s and early '90s, close to 850 cases were being reported annually, Dix said.

The president's 10-year plan was originally announced during the State of the Union and seeks to decrease new HIV infections by 75 percent in five years and 90 percent by 2030.

"Just because someone (has HIV) doesn't change who they are". Some 85 per cent of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV to their children.

Latest Statistics from the NAS and United Nations agencies show that the new infection rate of HIV continues to decline in the country.

"For youths, they should not have sex before getting a good health education first".

Kharmalki also pointed out that in the State there is the "Meghalaya Legislators Forum on HIV/AIDS"; but sadly enough the money donated by the MLAs is only being utilised for World Aids Day.

NAA statistics showed that AIDS-related deaths had been reduced by some 48 per cent from 2010 to 2018. Specifically, employment opportunity denials had dropped to two per cent past year from 46 per cent in 2010.

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