Byanyima concluded, “Women and girls must have their human rights fully respected, and the criminalization and marginalization of gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs must stop. As we approach the end of 2020, the world is in a dangerous place and the months ahead will not be easy. Only global […]
AIDS is caused by the spread of the life-threatening human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which attacks the immune system of the patient and significantly reduces the body’s resistance to other diseases. The disease serves as the final stage of the people who live with HIV but with proper care and medical health, HIV positive people can […]
AIDS is a lifelong disease and can only be suppressed through effective medications. If you are HIV-positive and planning to conceive, consult a medical expert for the best plans starting from the conception till the breastfeeding and even lifelong.
“Just as with AIDS, we need a combination of medicines to treat this disease. The goal of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries now is to develop an array of highly potent and specific drugs, each of which targets a different function of the virus,” he told ANI.
Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that’s been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the new drug in a weekly newsletter, saying the long-term acting and injectable HIV drug has […]
In 2019, an estimated 1.7 million new infections were reported around the world, down 23 percent from 2.1 million in 2010, and recording a fall of 40 percent from its high of 2.8 million in 1998. An estimated 26 million people were taking treatment or accessing antiretroviral therapy for HIV as of June 2020.
As Stuart notes, many people who lived through the AIDS epidemic — although emotionally trigged by the new deadly Covid-19 virus — have been ultimately more prepared because we have already experienced the disastrous repercussions when there has been a slow ineffective response. “We are also familiar and better prepared to deal with the ignorant […]
The day is observed globally on December 1 to create awareness among the students and the public to unite in the fight against HIV and also to express solidarity for the people living with HIV. The current year’s theme is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility” and a programme was organised by the district wing of the […]
Despite our success in science and care delivery, the sad truths HIV has shown about the impacts of inequities across our health systems have not led to critical change. Amid the progress chronicled in the recent CDC data were numbers showing that HIV-related deaths remained highest among Black/African American persons and among people with HIV […]
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Several prominent civic leaders and activists, many from the Bay Area, honored the hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve lost their lives to both AIDS and COVID-19 during this year’s World AIDS Day on Tuesday.