Mrs Tallen further assured that NACA will continue to do its best to ensure more advocacy is carried out by stakeholders to drive down the country's burden of HIV and AIDS which has been estimated to be the second largest in the world.
HIV testing provides people with a unique opportunity to discover their HIV status and enables those diagnosed with HIV to rapidly initiate lifesaving treatment.
In 2018, a report by the National AIDS Control Program revealed new HIV infections in Ghana have recorded an alarming 70.15% increase in just one year. In Chandigarh, there are around 6,303 HIV patients seeking treatment at various facilities.
2000 - The United Nations adopts the Millennium Development Goals which include a goal to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS.
"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". To achieve the first 90, free HIV counselling and screening was provided to the visitors at Elante Mall. Approximately 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2017 and sadly 940, 000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year as they might not know they have HIV, aren't on treatment or start treatment too late.
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According to World Health Organization 1 in 4 people with HIV don't know they have it, so know your risk and know your status.
Aliyu made the call in Abuja during a Road Walk organised by AIDS Health Care Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, to commemorate 2018 World AIDS Day.
"It is not advisable to say you know the symptoms hence you will not test, it takes a while for the symptoms to show up", he stated. The good news is that there are many new ways of expanding access to HIV testing.
- Every week, nearly 7,000 young women aged between 15 and 24 are infected with HIV. However, it is also an important reminder that despite progress made, the world can not become complacent in its response to HIV.
"To date, significant progress has been made in the AIDS response for reducing the impact of the HIV pandemic in South Africa".