According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda, between 1.5 million and 2 million people have died of HIV/Aids-related ailments since 1982. AIDS remains the leading cause of death in women aged 15 to 44, and the second-largest mortality factor for teenagers worldwide. This tells us that scaling up treatment will not be enough to end AIDS as an epidemic by 2030.
This commitment was reaffirmed by President Macron's decision to host the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund in Lyon on October 10, 2019.
"We all need to realise our responsibilities and the critical role we all have to play to make Pakistan HIV free", said the minister. "As more New Yorkers with HIV grow older, having increased access to care will help them better manage their condition and maintain their health as they age".
Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them aware of treatment and prevention services.
He read quotes from people who described those living with HIV as "fags getting what they deserve", and slammed anyone who would "weaponise HIV to attack LGBT people".
He said when public figures talk about their views or experiences with HIV, it "does a huge amount" to tackle the stigma associated with the virus. There is now no cure but effective treatments allow most HIV positive people to live a long and healthy life.
"All the more reason, it's high time we should voluntarily come out and do the HIV test and know your status".
Eastern European HIV Diagnoses at All-Time High
One reason for the persistent HIV epidemic in Europe is that late diagnosis remains a challenge across the whole Region. It is estimated that the majority of onward transmission is from those with undiagnosed HIV.
He also praised the Duke of Sussex, who has done much work with HIV and Aids charities.
She said that it was also crucial to ensure that 90 per cent of people living with HIV know their status; 90 per cent of people diagnosed with HIV receive antiretroviral therapy; and 90 per cent of people living with HIV, and who are on treatment, achieve viral load suppression.
"I have had a couple of conversations with him and he's aware that because he's a Member of Parliament there is going to be a spotlight on him talking about his HIV diagnosis".
"Many of those who are being left behind are those who are more affected by HIV including people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and prisoners". Knowing one's status is essential for accessing specialist HIV services and HIV treatment.
Over the past four years, New York State has committed more than $20 million to fund Health Department policies and programs created to meet Ending the Epidemic goals.
The group and other NGOs send volunteers into the field to survey people and convince them to get tested. She added, "Access to confidential HIV testing is still an issue of concern".