To combat the spread of HIV, Chinese universities across the country have launched awareness campaigns, which include hanging a lot of red banners and handing out booklets on AIDS - some over 80 pages thick! - to students. To date, there are 763 people living with HIV in the archipelago in the western Indian Ocean with 95,000 inhabitants.
In 2017, three quarters of people living with HIV (75%) knew their HIV status, compared to just two thirds (67%) in 2015.
"[United Nations Aids] UNAIDS reports that South Africa has the biggest and most high-profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.2 million people living with HIV in 2017, and that the country accounts for a third of all new HIV infections in Southern Africa". HIV and AIDS not only have severe physical health consequences but the majority of individuals affected by the debilitating disorder struggle with the psychological stress of their diagnosis, fueled by stigma, discrimination, anxiety, despair, and confusion. To mark World AIDS Day in the USA, personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2018 HIV/AIDS Facts report to help build awareness about this disease.
This year's World AIDS Day theme, "Know your status", focusses on the importance of HIV testing as a gateway to HIV prevention and treatment. During this time, there was text on the ribbons explaining the meaning behind it. Soon, the text wasn't needed at all as the symbol was crystal clear. This tally grows each year, with around 40,000 people are infected each year.
Thirty years on, we understand much more about HIV/AIDS - which has lead to advances in prevention, medication and treatment.
The virus was only identified in 1984, and is responsible for the deaths of more than 35 million people, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
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Thankfully, there is now successful HIV treatment and laws to protect victims of the illness.
People with HIV can now live long and healthy lives with early detection and proper treatment and care.
That over time millions of lives all over the world would be lost, and that many millions more would be irrevocably touched by a global epidemic.
Since the first case of HIV was detected in Seychelles in 1987, 177 Seychellois have died from the virus.
Another day, another preposterous charade by a gang of inept autocrats who don't seem to get the concept of irony, else why would they choose an ungodly homophobe, misogynist, bully, bigot, enemy of marriage equality, slasher of women's health funds and supporter of an egregious pray-away-the-gay Conversion Therapy dubbed "brutal" and "inhuman" to announce ongoing support for an HIV/AIDS relief program his boss/ evil twin actually opposes?
This shows that we're taking a step in the right direction, and each year, we hope the drop continues.