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Utah is participating in World AIDS Day with events, free HIV testing

Utah is participating in World AIDS Day with events, free HIV testing

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and aims to unite people in fight against HIV and to show support for people living with HIV.

On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have released a new report, 'HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2015", setting out three concrete "90-90-90' targets to be achieved by 2020.

"The latest UK HIV Stigma Index found that nearly 1 in 5 respondents living with HIV in the UK have had suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months". If we do not abide by our own actions to prevent the spread of HIV, the consequences can be grave. The students' show was conducted near the GVMC Gandhi statue here depicted the powerful messages on treatment of the patients and sensitization on preventive measureson Thursday. "Many of these are people at higher risk of HIV infection who often find it hard to access existing testing services", the report warns.

The goal is to encourage members of our community to get tested and also increase awareness on the disease that can be deadly if not treated.

In a statement, the government said leading experts on HIV prevention and control from across the European Union will be meeting in Malta on January 30-31 for a technical meeting. Nearly 30,000 newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported by the 31 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015.

Although HIV is manageable and people with HIV can lead a healthy life with a near-normal life expectancy, late diagnosis of HIV remains an important public health issue.

Frank Castro contracted HIV at age 18 when, he says, "the idea of contracting anything more than a cold never occurred to me".

World Aids Day is dedicated to raising awareness of HIV and Aids, and mourning those who have died from the disease.

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering North Texans free HIV tests today in recognition of World AIDS Day.

More than 4,600 people in Yorkshire received HIV medical care in 2015, up by more than 200 from 2014, with 95 per cent receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), up five per cent from 2014.