From 1988, World AIDS Day At a global meeting of the Health Ministers summit on AIDS prevention programs, UN agencies, governments and civil society come together every year to fight specific areas of AIDS. Since then, significant progress has been made in responding to AIDS, and so far, Three out of four people living with HIV know their serostatus.
However, as seen in the last report of Onusida, there is still a long way to reach people living with HIV and not to know their status and to have access to aid services. and quality prevention.
"Know your status"This is the theme of this year's World AIDS Day, which aims to emphasize that "HIV testing is necessary to expand the treatment and ensure that people living with viruses can lead to healthy and productive lives." It is also essential to achieve this. Targets 90-90-90 and empower people to decide on HIV prevention to protect themselves and their loved ones.
"Viral load tests are an important element in the monitoring of HIV treatment," said Michel Sidibé, managing director of Onusida.
Unfortunately, many obstacles to blocking the HIV test continue: Stigma and discrimination prevented people from being testedAccess to confidential evidence remains problematic, and many continue to do so only after being ill and suffering from symptoms.
The good news is that there are many new ways to expand access to HIV testing. Self-diagnostic tests, community-based tests and tests for diagnosing various diseases help people to know their serostatus.
In the world 36.9 million people live with HIV1.8 million new infections are produced every year and 940 thousand people died of AIDS-related diseases last year. Statistics show the current panorama of the world epidemic. And they draw attention to these variables because de If 90% of people with HIV know their diagnoses, 90% have access to treatment and 90% of them keep the virus burden undetectable, It is possible to end the AIDS epidemic, "Onusida said.
However, according to Onusida data In 2017, three out of four people living with HIV (75%) knew their status. Of those who knew their condition, four out of five (79%) had access to treatment. And among the people who had access to treatment, four out of four (81%) had viral suppression.
A call to G20 leaders
In memory of World AIDS Day, G20 will meet in Buenos Aires Deciding about the future of the world and HIV is not on your agenda. Therefore, Fundación Huésped, with the support of Onusida, will take action to bring HIV to the agenda. It is an interactive infographic in which the flags of the participating countries represent the HIV statistics of each country. In addition, the interactive infographic will take place in a public installation.
"Ending the HIV epidemic is the responsibility of world leaders, and this is not an impossible goal, because most countries have the means to test, treat and improve the quality of life of people with HIV. The problem is that these tools reach 90% of people with HIV.. That's why we want to prevent inevitable deaths and bring HIV to the agenda, ılmaz says Pedro Cahn, scientific director of Fundación Huésped.
This installation, which includes statistics on the flags of the countries participating in the summit and world-wide epidemics, said, son We are trying to put what is necessary to end the HIV epidemic, so we decided to show and ask. The agency that developed the action, Dany Minaker and Patán Tarazaga, from Wunderman, added DGC.
– In 2017, 36.9 million people live with HIV. 1.8 million girls and boys are under 15 years of age.
– 1.8 million new infections are produced every year.
– In 2017, 940,000 people died of AIDS-related diseases.
– 77.3 million people have gained HIV since the outbreak.
– Since the beginning of the epidemic, 35.4 million people died of AIDS-related diseases.
– In 2017, 59% of people living with HIV had access to treatment in the world. In addition to access to treatment, 59% of adults over 15 years of age living with HIV had 52% of girls and boys up to 14 years of age.
– In 2017, 80% of HIV-infected pregnant women in the world had access to antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their daughters and sons.
– Every week, about 7,000 young women aged 15 to 24 are contracting with HIV.
– More than one third of the world's women (35%) were subjected to physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. In some regions, women who are victims of violence are 50% more likely to be infected with HIV.
– 4,931 people in the world, including 493 children, are contracting with HIV.
– 2,575 people die a day because of AIDS.