Global HIV/AIDS Overview
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HIV treatment includes the use of combination antiretroviral therapy ART to attack the virus itself, and medications to prevent and treat the many opportunistic infections that can occur when the immune system is compromised by HIV. In light of recent research findings, WHO released a guideline in recommending starting HIV treatment earlier in the course of illness.
Over time, new initiatives and financing mechanisms have helped increase attention to HIV and contributed to efforts to achieve global goals; these include:. The contributions of affected country governments and civil society have also been critical to the response.
More recently, at the June U. Secretary-General emphasized these commitments, calling for the global community to reinvigorate global efforts to respond to AIDS. The U.
Congress has thus far rejected the proposed spending cuts. Get on the Fast Track ; United Nations. Activists in the country have protested against these changes, but so far have received little attention from the health minister and the government in general. Yet, this time, civil society organisations were not consulted or informed about these major adjustments.
For instance, over the past 10 years there has been an increase in new AIDS cases reported among men who have sex with men, with cases climbing from Recent studies among hard to reach populations have also found very high infection rates of HIV and syphilis among transgender women, which should be a major concern for prevention campaigns. Twitter: Emassard Email: elize. We welcome submissions for consideration.