World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 across the globe to educate people and honor those who have lost their lives due to this deadly disease. The Atiwa East district this year selected Anyinam Sub district specifically Asamang Tamfoe Chps to host this programe. The day is celebrated not only to spread awareness about the disease but also to remind the people and government that HIV has not gone away.
Currently the new development in HIV care is;
1 one pill a day
- Viral load monitoring is on annual basis
- Clients who attain viral load suppression below 20 copies /ml are to stop daily tabs and receive 2 monthly injection (implementation has not yet started)
- Strict monitoring and management of viral load and early infant diagnosis.
Acquired Immune -Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a life threatening disease in which a person immune system becomes weak and redundant, thereby causing it to easily get affected by various common infections which in most cases lead to death. Also termed as HIV or the human Immune deficiency Virus, AIDS in its first later stage complication developed when a person suffers from HIV.
This year the theme of the day is “End Inequalities, End AIDS. END PANDEMIC.”
According to who Division disparity and disregard for human right are among the failures that allowed HIV to become and remain global healthy crises. Now Covid19 is exacerbating inequalities and disruption to services is making lives of many people living with HIV more challenging with the continuous effects of various government and health organization across the globe, this day has become the most highlighted health care day around the world. Slowly slow but steadily, people are becoming aware of it causes and prevention.
However, still a long way is to be covered before those who are battling with the condition can truly come out and live with dignity in society