Kenya, like many African countries, is battling to fight HIV/AIDS, and officials warn that although HIV/AIDS drugs are free in Kenya, the youth are not taking their medication.
People living with HIV can not transmit the virus to others if they stay on treatment and the HIV virus is undetectable. The CDC says that one in eight people who are infected with HIV don't know it.
President Trump mentioned he and First Woman Melania Trump are mourning the "lives lost" on World AIDS Day and reiterated his dedication that the scourge can be eradicated in a decade. NY officials said that, as of 2018, they have surpassed those numbers - 93% of people with HIV have gotten a diagnosis, 90% are on treatment and 92% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.
An estimated 1.1 million adults and adolescents in the USA were living with HIV at the end of 2015, according to the CDC.
Mr Ishmael Ashitey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister in a speech read on his behalf, said the theme for the commemoration, was appropriate as communities contributed to the AIDS response in diverse ways. In 123 cases, the HIV infection turned into AIDS.
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The president's tweet on World AIDS Day said the program to end AIDS in 10 years that he announced in February has begun.
One of the new plan's strongest goals is to ensure that medical services are provided to HIV-infected patients who are reluctant to use facilities due to breaches of confidentiality and discrimination from health care professionals, as revealed by several local reports.
"Our government is committed to advancing the fight against this disease as we increase support for communities and people affected", Premier John Horgan says in a statement.
The annual ceremony is hosted by the Shelby County Health Department's (SCHD) Ryan White Program, a federal program that establishes a comprehensive system of HIV/AIDS support services around the country.
Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.
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%).