What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

Mr Varadkar emphasised that it is virtually impossible for people who are HIV positive and getting treatment to pass on the disease and he urged everybody to know their HIV status. Notable progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status.

The earlier that someone is diagnosed as living with HIV, the earlier life-saving treatment can start.

"His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV, and also those of us who will always stand together with them", Mr Corbyn added in a statement.

Russell-Moyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown since the 2017 election, told the Commons he had been HIV positive for 10 years, since he was 22.

The number of new HIV infections will continue to increase dramatically if implementation rates of interventions remain at current levels.

At the ceremony, condoms and other HIV preventive materials were freely distributed to participants and hundreds of people voluntarily participated in HIV testing.

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The TCE programme is based on community mobilization, HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, referrals to treatment, and support for HIV treatment adherence. They are connected with healthcare providers to improve treatment uptake, and TCE Field Officers undertake follow-up services at the peoples homes.

For local sexual health workers, their hard work has paid off.

A British MP has become the first sitting member to disclose he is HIV positive to the United Kingdom parliament. We are also one of the countries that originated UNITAID in 2006, financing 60% of its work on innovative treatments, diagnosis and prevention.

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