Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

"Because of your example, we have stabilized HIV prevalence rate, reduced new infection rate and increased the number of Sierra Leoneans on treatment", the president said in a recorded message to audience at the national event on Sunday, 1 December 2019, in Freetown.

According to the provincial Health Department, during 2018/19, 1.7 million people in the province were tested for HIV, up from 1.38 million in 2015/16. As of 2018, 4 100 new cases were recorded, down from 4 700 new cases in 2015.

The president's tweet followed an attack from the Democratic National Committee in a release that said the Trump administration policies are damaging those living with HIV.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided strong and sustained support to the Egyptian Government to fight AIDS since the first case was discovered in Egypt.

From the outbreak of AIDS in Cambodia to a year ago, a total of 155,000 people had become infected and 71,000 of them had died, the report said.

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Further he said HIV is detected during pregnancy, the baby does not have to buy 40% chances could be present in the baby, while if such pregnant mother use drug for the disease the newly born baby will be normal.

"Over the period from January to October, more than 13,000 cases of HIV-infection were registered in Ukraine".

By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. Previous year it was slightly up, at 199 people - but still a far cry from the epidemic's peak in the 1990s, when in 1996 more than 700 people were diagnosed in the province.

The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organized the event, alongside its partners that include people living with the virus, United Nations agencies and other civil society groups campaigning for an AIDS-free world.The event held at the forecourt of the main ministerial building in Freetown - Youyi Building - was preceded by a march across the street of the capital city. At the same time, the risk of transferring the virus to other people is diminished, it added, as reported by the TASR newswire.

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