World Day Against AIDS Every 1 December is celebrated. After 37 years, the disease caused by the HIV virus becomes less deadly and more controlled. But, still being diagnosed in Spain Every year more than three thousand new HIV and more than 500 AIDS cases.
According to the data obtained from the National Registry of AIDS Cases, sex route still the majority transmission modeand the trend of new AIDS cases continues to fall due to antiretroviral treatments.
A little less taboo since this week thanks to this disease courage Lloyd Russell-Moyle in the British Parliament. The parliamentarian has admitted to celebrating its tenth anniversary ever since. Diagnosed with HIV. Russell-Moyle, thanks to the treatment that he had in those years, announced that he had an undetectable HIV that would no longer become ill or transmit the virus.
In addition, the Labor Party confirmed that ı it is safer to have sexual intercourse with a more recognizable HIV person from an unrecognized person meyen and then made a promising speech. emotional applause from parliamentarians"I tell people living with HIV that their states do not identify them, and that we can be what we want to be."
87,000 cases of AIDS in Spain since its appearance
Since the beginning of the global epidemic, the National AIDS Registry has collected all data from both HIV infection and AIDS cases. From the first records in 1981 until 30 June 2018. A total of 87,336 AIDS cases have been reported in Spain.
Overall trend proportional to population There is less and less incidence of the disease. Only in 2017, 3,281 new HIV infection cases were identified, a rate of 7.26% was determined for every 100,000 people. Data for 2017 are provisional and are subject to a 1% change in the rate as foreseen in the 2017 Epidemiological Surveillance report. network Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare.
The success of antiretroviral therapy has allowed to increase the life expectancy of HIV patients. This causes The current challenge of this disease is to cope with premature aging. The first patients affected by HIV and survivors are older.
In 2016 In Spain, 14.8% of the HIV diagnosis was 50 years of age or older.. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the Foundation for the Fight Against AIDS published data on HIV-related aging and complications investigations conducted by the Institute for AIDS Research, IrsiCaixa.
This center investigates the effect caused by the virus. early aging of the immune system for five years. HIV also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and kidney problems among others. The study of the fight against AIDS, li the application of statins, focuses on whether a drug against cholesterol reduces the levels of inflammation and reduces immunocompromising in people with HIV. AIDS .
Although it has been checked today, it is not possible to remember that there has been a disease that can kill almost 59,000 people in Spain since 1981. In 2016, 498 people died from HIV and AIDS. It constitutes 1.2% of the total deaths in Spain. HIV testing in Spain is free and confidential for all people..
Having HIV and AIDS is not the same thing. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus This attacked the immune system of the infected person. This does not mean that the infected person will develop AIDS, an abbreviation for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.