Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

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Telling MPs the United Kingdom is "at a juncture in the fight against HIV and AIDS", he attacked the government's "reluctance" to make HIV prevention drug PrEP available on the NHS as "disgraceful".

1, and San Antonio is marking the one year anniversary of its participation in an worldwide program to get people tested, diagnosed, and treated for the disease.

"That is why World Health Organization, partners and Member States in the sub-region are working together to accelerate the expansion of HIV testing programmes in order to reach people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensure that they are linked to quality and prevention services".

The battle has been fought for years to tackle the epidemic that is HIV and, in just over 30 years, outcomes have changed from the virus being a death sentence to being able to live a healthy life. During the intervening decades, HIV testing services became widely available - routinely through clinical settings and to higher-risk populations through community-based approaches.

So it is really important that more and more people have a HIV test, he said.

The campaign aims to show support for those living with HIV and gives people a chance to remember those killed by aids-related illnesses. In 2017, 9.4 million people were simply unaware that they are living with a potentially deadly, but treatable, disease.

The people who are diagnosed with HIV are encouraged to enroll for treatment at local health centers.

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This in part gives hope to the people who live in Cumbria, as they have access to pharmacies, and a test can be done in less than 15 minutes.

In Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, Index Case Testing is used a method to target the people living with HIV who are not aware they have the virus.

So far this year alone, 57 HIV cases have been detected. We are also one of the countries that originated UNITAID in 2006, financing 60% of its work on innovative treatments, diagnosis and prevention.

Additionally, the Government of Saskatchewan has an interactive map of places where you can get tested for HIV: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/health-care-facilities.

The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for five years and sent it to the White House for Trump's signature. "As the Bullet, Bible, and Beef Caucuses* gain space in Congress-turning the parliament into the most conservative of democratic times-a regressive agenda of sexuality and gender has been put forward, leading to the reduction of programs focused on men who have sex with other men".

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