Kent County Health Department offering free walk-in HIV testing

Red Scarf Project is an AIDS awareness initiative which coincides with World AIDS Day

Red Scarf Project is an AIDS awareness initiative which coincides with World AIDS Day Expand

A Richmond clinic is celebrating their 20th anniversary of providing services for people affected by HIV and AIDS, and combating the virus' stigma just in time for World AIDS Day on December 1.

Speaking at the Gusii Stadium during the marking of this year's World Aids Day yesterday, Mrs Kenyatta said efforts to eliminate HIV/Aids was central in the government's target for universal health coverage.

In 2018-19, the Minister said, around 79 per cent of people living with HIV knew their status, 82 per cent diagnosed with HIV infection were receiving free antiretroviral therapy and 79 per cent were virally suppressed.

"On this World AIDS Day, we salute the unsung heroes and heroines in our families and our communities that have been unwavering in their fight against HIV/AIDS, with many of them living with HIV/AIDS themselves", Mahamat stressed.

"His administration has proposed cutting global HIV-prevention programs and attacked health care services that people living with HIV rely on, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood", mentioned the assertion from DNC Chairman Tom Perez, DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chairman Earl Fowlkes and DNC Incapacity Council Chairman Tony Coelho.

The MSNP also urged the society to stand in solidarity with the precious lives that have been lost and salute the communities who have been working hard to bring about changes to stop this epidemic.

People living with HIV can not transmit the virus to others if they stay on treatment and the HIV virus is undetectable.

With this kind of approach, the virus would still be present but it would not make a person sick, according to Avert, a United Kingdom-based charity dedicated to providing information about HIV and AIDS.

About 7,800 of HIV patients receive medication and are aged between 25 and 35 years old, representing 42 percent of all cases detected voluntarily.

Today, many new treatments are improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.

About 70 percent of HIV incidence occurred in key affected populations which include people who inject drugs, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. An HIV test can take as little as 30 minutes to get results, and the sooner you know your status the more control you have in prevention and treatment.

Diagnoses aren't evenly distributed regionally in the U.S. The South made up 52% of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S.in 2017 - followed by the West (19%), the Northeast (16%) and the Midwest (13%).

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