The virus that causes is AIDS is no longer considered a deaths sentence for people who have the infection. HIV is a virus that does not differentiate between at-risk communities and the population at large.
According to statistics from UNAIDS, an worldwide organisation dedicated to AIDS advocacy, a total of 36.9 million people around the world were living with HIV in 2017. In partnership, we are committed to reaching each person either affected or infected to gain effective control of HIV and AIDS and TB.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan marked the day by expressing his pride at the capital being the first world city to exceed United Nations targets for detecting, preventing and treating the disease.
It said it has been implementing plans and strategies of prevention and cure to stop the appearance of any new cases.
Russell-Moyle also called on the government to do more to ensure the HIV-prevention drug PrEP is available on the NHS.
People can be at risk of HIV if they have unprotected sexual relations, receive unsafe blood transfusion, and are exposed to contaminated injecting equipment.
- One in four people, about 9 million, are unaware that they are HIV-positive.
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More than 101,000 people are living with HIV in the UK.
Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed that he is HIV positive in the House of Commons.
Russell-Moyle is the second British Member of Parliament (MP) to have been diagnosed with HIV. He told the Press Association there were "low level elements of stigma [surrounding HIV] in every day life".
Darryl O'Donnell, CEO of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations said: "Advances in medicine, technology and health promotion have powered strong progress against HIV".
"That's why, Mr Deputy Speaker, the NHS says undetectable equals un-transmittable, which is still sadly framed in those scare campaigns of the tombs of the 1980s", he said.
Experts say the buyers' clubs appear to be most used in Europe, but can also be found from North America to Australia. "I feel like health care and access to it is a human right and it should be accessible to everyone". When we work with our constituents, we hear again and again of discrimination in healthcare settings.