World Aids Day 2019 is 01 December. The World Health Organization (WHO) highlight how Communities Make the Difference.

World AIDS Day 2019

What is the theme of World AIDS Day 2019?

In World AIDS Day 2019 Communities Make the Difference the WHO elaborate on:

World AIDS Day 2019
“Communities are a unique force behind the success of the HIV response. Of the 37.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2018, 79% received testing, 62% received treatment, and 53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus with reduced risk of infecting others. Thousands of community health workers and members of the HIV and key population networks – many of whom are living with HIV or affected by the epidemic – contributed to this success. On World AIDS Day 2019, WHO is highlighting the difference these communities are making to end the HIV epidemic while drawing global attention to the need for their broader engagement in strengthening primary health care”.

Women

How many women have HIV and AIDS?

In Women and Girls, HIV and AIDS, Avert elaborate on:

“Since the start of the global HIV epidemic, women in many regions have been disproportionately affected by HIV. Today, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV and AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for women aged between 15 and 49”.

HIV Test

How do you know if you have HIV?World AIDS Day 2019

In Get Tested for HIV – The Basics: Overview the (United States) MyHealthfinder elaborate on:

“The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. You could have HIV and still feel healthy”.

HIV

What is HIV?

Depending on the Source (DotS) the definition of HIV may vary. The WHO’s definition is:

“The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people’s defence systems against infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infected individuals gradually become immunodeficient”.

AIDS

What is AIDS?

DotS the definition of AIDS may vary. The WHO’s definition is:

“The most advanced stage of HIV infection is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which can take from 2 to 15 years to develop if not treated, depending on the individual. AIDS is defined by the development of certain cancers, infections or other severe clinical manifestations”.

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Last Updated: 04 December 2019 – Last Revised: 30 November 2019
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