Since – in 1988, the – year in which – World AIDS Day At a global meeting of Health Ministers Summit programs & # 39; AIDS prevention, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society meet every year to fight in & # 39; certain related areas -FDA. Since then, significant progress in responding to AIDS and, to date, Three of the four & # 39; people living with HIV know their serostat.
However, as shown by the latest report & # 39; Onusida, there is still a very long way, and this road is to reach people living with HIV do not know their status and to ensure that they have access to services & # 39; assistance and quality prevention.
"Know your status", This is the theme of World AIDS Day & # 39; this year, which seeks to emphasize that "HIV testing is essential to expanding treatment and ensure that people living virus have the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives ". It is also essential to achieve the goal 90-90-90 goals and empower people who have power to take decisions in relation to HIV, so they can protect themselves and their loved ones.
"The viral load tests are essential in monitoring the treatment of HIV," said Michel Sidibe, executive director & # 39; Onusida, which "thanks to them, we can see that the treatment works, which people stay b & # 39; health and the virus is controlled. "
Unfortunately, many obstacles still hinder HIV testing: The stigma and discrimination discourage people from being tested, Access to confidential evidence remains & # 39; problematic and many people continue to do so only after the sick and suffering from symptoms.
The good news is that there are many new ways to expand access to HIV testing. self-diagnostic tests, and tests based tests to diagnose community & # 39; various diseases are helping people know their serostat.
In the world 36.9 million people living with HIV, 1.8 million new infections are produced each year and 940 000 people died from diseases related to & # 39; AIDS in the past year. Statistics show the current panorama & # 39; epidemic in the world. And they call attention to these variables, because "if 90% & # 39; people with HIV know their diagnosis, 90% have access to treatment, and 90% of them keep their viral load is can be measured, it is possible to end the epidemic & # 39; HIV / AIDS in 10 years ", said a Onusida.
However, according to data from Onusida in 2017, three out of four & # 39; people living with HIV (75%) knew their status. Among people who know their status, four-fifths (79%) had access to care. And among people who have access to care, four fifths (81%) had achieved viral suppression.
Call to G20 leaders
During the commemoration of World AIDS Day, the G20 will meet & # 39; in & # 39; Bus Buenos Aires to make decisions about the world and HIV future is not on your agenda. That is why the Fundación Huésped, along with & # 39; support & # 39; Onusida, will take action to put HIV on the agenda. She interactive infografika which flags of the countries participating in the meeting representing the HIV statistics kept by each country. In addition, interactive infografiku materialize in & # 39; installation open to the public.
"The end of the HIV epidemic is the responsibility of the leaders of the world and it is not impossible goal, because most countries have tools such as testing, treatment and improving the quality of lives of people with HIV. HIV The challenge is that these tools reach 90% of people with HIV. That is why we call to stop the preventable deaths and put HIV on the agenda ", said Pedro Cahn, scientific director of the Fundación Huésped.
This installation, with country flags participating in the summit and statistics b & # 39; link with the epidemic in the world, "seeks to put on stage what is needed to end the epidemic -HIV, so we decided to help us going into people with HIV on the agenda ", added Dany Minaker and patan Tarazaga DGC of & # 39; Wunderman, the agency that developed the action.
– In 2017, 36.9 million people are living with HIV. 1.8 million girls and boys under 15 years.
– 1.8 million new infections are produced annually.
– 940 000 people died from diseases related to & # 39; AIDS in 2017.
– 77.3 million people acquired HIV from early & # 39; epidemic.
– 35.4 million people died from diseases related to & # 39; AIDS from the beginning & # 39; the epidemic.
– In 2017, in the world, 59% of people with HIV have access to treatment. 59% of & # 39; adults aged over 15 years living with HIV have access to treatment, and 52% of & # 39; girls and boys up to 14 years.
– In 2017, in the world, 80% of pregnant women living with HIV have access to antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their children.
– Each week, about 7000 young women aged 15 to 24 years with HIV.
– More than a third (35%) of women worldwide have suffered physical or sexual violence at & # 39; a point in & # 39; lives. F & # 39; some regions, women who are victims of & # 39; violence are 50% more likely to contract the infection & # 39; HIV.
– 4931 people contracting HIV daily worldwide, including 493 children.
– 2575 people die every day due to AIDS.