Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day

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People should not test positive for HIV and receive treatment, only to die of TB, due to poor access to TB diagnosis among people living with HIV. To make matters worse, estimates indicate that only 75% of people with HIV know their status.

According to, in 2019, more than one million rapid HIV tests will be delivered to Ukraine.

Chairman, Governing Board of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Mrs Pauline Tallen, gave the assurance at the flag-off of a medical outreach to IDPs in Kuchingoro camp Abuja in commemoration of this year's World AIDS Day with the theme; "Know Your Status".

"So, with a loud voice, we're calling on every Nigerian to submit himself or herself to get tested for HIV so as to know whether they are positive or negative to the virus".

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More recently, in 2018, the opioid crisis marked the first time in two decades where the number of new HIV diagnoses attributed to intravenous drug use increased.

Many people when asked about if they use protection told Joy News' Joseph Ackah Blay that stopping to put on either ruin the moment or makes sex less enjoyable.

"But, we must understand that the HIV response is a public responsibility for everyone".

In order to step up efforts towards ending AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, PAHO/WHO, along with UNAIDS, recommends the implementation of combination HIV prevention, which is a person-centred approach that combines biomedical and behavioural interventions with measures that foster an enabling environment to overcome access barriers to health care. Stigma and discrimination still deters people from taking an HIV test. Access to confidential HIV testing is still an issue of concern.

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- Every week, nearly 7,000 young women aged between 15 and 24 are infected with HIV.

2006 - Male circumcision is found to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV between men and women by 60 percent.

The 2018 edition of World Aids Day is the 30th anniversary of a day set aside to commemorate the global combat against the deadly disease. World Aids Day is an opportunity to celebrate the success of this pioneering global health campaign, and initiatives in place all over the world to tackle the AIDS epidemic.

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