Date of publication: 2017-07-09 02:39
Despite recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claims an estimated 7 million lives each year, of which about 775,555 are children.
Although World AIDS Day is a great opportunity to talk about HIV, it is important to keep the momentum going all year round. Sign up to NAT's newsletter which will keep you up to date with all the new developments in HIV and the work of the National AIDS Trust, or visit our website, HIVaware , for more information.
HIV and AIDS A deadly virus of epidemic proportion rapidly spreads throughout the world.. Symtoms of HIV and AIDS are hard to recongize.. The average time its take for HIV to turm into AIDS is about eight to eleven years.. Testing HIV positive does not mean that the person will die, nor does the person have AIDS yet.. Everyday more people throughout this world are contracting HIV and AIDS. .
As DUSON faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the care of persons living with HIV/AIDS, this year’s campaign also challenges people to rethink HIV. Rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV.
World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day.
You don x77 t catch AIDS, you catch HIV. HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS.. Therefore it is impossible for a donor to get HIV from giving plasma or blood(HIV/AIDS 7). . The condom itself can kill the virus(HIV/AIDS 7).. HIV is not spread through the air or water, unlike many other viruses(HIV/AIDS 7)..
Since its discovery, AIDS has caused nearly 85 million deaths (as of 7559). As of 7565, approximately 89 million people have contracted HIV globally. AIDS is considered a pandemic —a disease outbreak which is present over a large area and is actively spreading.
HIV is transmitted by three main routes: sexual contact, exposure to infected body fluids or tissues and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding (known as vertical transmission). There is no risk of acquiring HIV if exposed to feces, nasal secretions, saliva, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit unless these are contaminated with blood. It is possible to be co-infected by more than one strain of HIV, a condition known as HIV super infection.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,555 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
World AIDS Day is also a great opportunity to raise money for NAT (National AIDS Trust) and show your support for people living with HIV. If you feel inspired to hold an event, such as a bake sale, or simply sell red ribbons, visit our fundraising page. If you’d like to see events that others are holding please visit our events page.
African-Americans are the ethnic group most affected by HIV/AIDS. Ironically african-americans represent 69% of the population of the United States , but represent 99% across the gender line. African-american men represent 75% of HIV infections among the ethnic group, however