What strategies are there to tackle HIV?

What strategies are there to tackle HIV?

Basic Information on Prevention You can use strategies such as abstinence (not having sex), never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex. You may also be able to take advantage of HIV prevention medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Why is HIV more common in poorer countries?

Poor people in developing countries are considered to be at greatest risk of developing AIDS because their immune systems have been compromised by prior infections. The poor are further placed at risk by their lack of accessibility to health care services and information about AIDS.

How can developing countries prevent HIV?

These include health education, behaviour modification, social, economic, and political environments that allow individuals to protect themselves against infection, promotion of condoms, HIV testing and counselling, reducing mother to child transmission, needle exchange and blood safety programmes, and treatments for …

What are the challenges of HIV in developing countries?

Many of the countries hardest hit by HIV also suffer from other infectious diseases, food insecurity, and other serious problems. Despite these challenges, there have been successes and promising signs.

How many people are aware of their HIV status worldwide?

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic. Approximately 70% of people living with HIV globally were aware of their HIV status in 2016. The remaining 30% (over 11 million people) still need access to HIV testing services. HIV testing is an essential gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. As of June 2017,…

What is the global commitment to stop HIV?

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges. But there is a global commitment to stopping new HIV infections and ensuring that everyone with HIV has access to HIV treatment. According to UNAIDS :

Why is there still no cure for HIV?

Despite advances in our scientific understanding of HIV and its prevention and treatment as well as years of significant effort by the global health community and leading government and civil society organizations, too many people with HIV or at risk for HIV still do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.