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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

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Anthony Constantinou talking about World AIDS Day - 1st Dcember

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    World AIDS Day 2015 is being honored under the subject, "Deal with the complete you: request a HIV test as well".

    This year, the Ministry of Health says it will concentrate on a wellbeing and precaution drive that will be bolstered by broad communications and also group assembly, which expects to expand the quantity of individuals with HIV knowing their status. 

    Clergyman of Health Horace Dalley states that, regardless of the noteworthy steps that have been made throughout the years, shame and segregation proceed to unfavorably influence HIV testing and also get to and uptake of HIV treatment administrations with low standards for dependability of antiretroviral treatment.

    Priest Dalley said: "The current year's celebration of World AIDS Day gives us the chance to reinforce testing techniques keeping in mind the end goal to achieve individuals who are living with HIV however are uninformed of their status, HIV is still broadly slandered in Jamaica; thus the crusade must be seen to be more extensive and not single-ailment particular". 


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    The service said the crusade will consolidate other precaution screening methods and administrations, for example, diabetes, hypertension, weight, tumor, dental, mental and family arranging, alongside HIV screening at chose wellbeing offices also fortifying and amplifying the usage of Provider Initiated Testing and Counseling in wellbeing settings to achieve each patient using the wellbeing focuses with HIV testing and linkage to mind.

    The Health Ministry said Jamaica is among the nations accused of the eager objective of the most optimized plan of attack way to deal with quicken activity to end AIDS as a general wellbeing danger by 2030.

    "This obliges us to forcefully survey execution holes and frameworks that represent a danger to coming to the objective. These incorporate counteractive action, segregation and treatment that are set to accomplish the objectives," the discharge said.

    Anthony Constantinou listing the facts about the AIDS(HIV) 

    1. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and it weakens a person's immune system by destroying cells that fight infection and disease.

    2. The best way to prevent HIV is to use a condom during sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment – including syringes, spoons and swabs. Knowing your HIV status and that of your partner is important.

    3. HIV cannot be transmitted through sweat, saliva or urine.

    4. Only 53% of people living with HIV are estimated to know their status, according to the World Health Organization.

    5. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) consists of the combination of antiretroviral drugs to suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of HIV disease – advances in access to ART means HIV-positive people now live much longer and healthier lives. It has also been confirmed that ART prevents onward transmission of HIV.

    6. By mid-2015, there were 15.8 million people living with HIV who were receiving ART globally.

    7. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with around 25.8 million people living with HIV in 2014. The region also accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections.

    8. Emergency anti-HIV medication called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may stop a person becoming infected but treatment must be started within three days of coming into contact with the virus.

    9. Between 2000 and 2015, new HIV infections have fallen by 35% globally, while Aids-related deaths have fallen by 24%.

    10. Aids is a syndrome caused by the HIV virus, which is when a person's immune system is too weak to fight off many infections. It develops when HIV infection is very advanced and is the final stage of HIV infection. If HIV is left untreated, it can take around 10 to 15 years for Aids to develop, when the immune system is severely compromised.