Community-led services key to fighting HIV


By AGENCY
  • Wellness Premium
  • Sunday, 01 Dec 2019

Community support is crucial to ensuring the successful prevention, screening and treatment of HIV. — AFP

The United Nation’s AIDS organisation recently hailed an increase in the numbers of HIV-positive people getting treatment, and credited community-based programmes as the key to fighting the disease.

At the launch of a new report ahead of World AIDS Day today (Dec 1, 2019), UNAIDS said 24.5 million HIV-positive people were receiving treatment by mid-2019 – about two-thirds of the population infected with the virus worldwide.

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