Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

World AIDS day observed on December 1

World AIDS day observed on December 1

"In FCT, we have over 360 sites where residents can get tested across the area councils, 160 sites providing drugs and 350 sites for pregnant women for prevention of mother to child transmission all free of charge, " he said.

Aliyu, who noted that result of the largest HIV survey in the world would be made public by March 2019, adding that it would enhance local ownership of the HIV response in the country. It is also crucial to achieving the 90-90-90 targets.

Earlier this month, Harry called for HIV testing to be seen as "completely normal and accessible" in a video marking National HIV Testing Week.

The symptoms of HIV are always the same - The symptoms of HIV can differ from person-to-person and some people may not get any symptoms at all, which is why it's so important to get tested and know your status.

"When public figures talk about their own views or experiences that goes a long way to deal with the issue".

With an HIV prevalence of 0.26 % in its adult population, India has an estimated 2.1 million people living with HIV, according to a 2017 government report.


Dabiri, who was represented by the director of youth, Mr. Bode Adams, said the spread of HIV/AIDS would be detrimental to Nigeria's growth if not tackled by testing, counseling and awareness.

Osinbajo said this while delivering speech at the commemoration of event in Abuja as part of activities to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day slated for Dec.1. "It's time to treat HIV as a disease like any other and dispense with judgemental tropes".

"Those 1980s campaigns play heavy in a lot of people's minds that this is some sort of death sentence, and so immediately you are facing a wall of hatred but it's a wall of fear and worry". We must also continue our work to remove the stigma that surrounds HIV so that no one is afraid to learn their HIV status, and receive treatment or take steps to prevent infection.

"It is a manageable condition; illness and the risk of passing it on to others can be completely averted with simple daily medication".

On the stigma surrounding HIV, Mr Russell-Moyle added: "Of course there are low level elements of stigma in every day life, in terms of just lack of knowledge, people reacting with guttural reaction".

A British MP has become the first sitting member to disclose he is HIV positive to the United Kingdom parliament.

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