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Russell-Moyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown since the 2017 election, told the Commons he had been HIV positive for 10 years, since he was 22.

Observed on December 1 every year since 1988, World AIDS Day is an global day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

As the world celebrates Worlds AIDS DA on Saturday the country's now listed as having the world's largest antiretroviral treatment programme.

- South Africa has the world's highest HIV prevalence, with nearly one in five people infected.

The minister said HIV self-test kits would be availed in pharmacies and online for purchase through smart phones or internet in order to boost people's willingness to participate in HIV interventions.

In addition, the Cayman Islands Red Cross continues its work in the community and schools, offering education on sex, sexuality, HIV testing and counseling, as well as condom distribution.

To remain healthy and to prevent transmission, the virus needs to be suppressed to undetectable or very low levels through sustained antiretroviral therapy.

Dr Dismas Oketch, the principal investigator with the HIV Prevention Trials and Linkage to Care Unit at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Global Health Research, attributed the deaths to lack of adherence and getting treatment late. In 2017, 1.8 million people were newly infected and more than 40% of those affected still do not have access to treatment.

The people who are diagnosed with HIV are encouraged to enroll for treatment at local health centers. They were seeing people die.

- In sub-Saharan Africa young women are twice as likely to be living with HIV than men.

"I'm proud that the UK has become one of the first countries in the world to honour the United Nation's 90/90/90 target that is in relation to HIV diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression", she said. This milestone was achieved in an HIV testing campaign being done by ADPP Mozambique through HOPE Maputo project.

"When HIV and AIDS came on the scene in the '80's, it was major headlines".


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