"WORLD AIDS DAY" and "Community Makes the Difference" are the message which has been given in this art. Students of his institute has cooperated him in making this art. World AIDS Day is an important opportunity to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the global, national and local levels. HIV is a manageable infectious disease that, if diagnosed early and begins treatment, will not only interfere with the patient's normal life span, but the probability of disease transmission reaches almost zero, she highlighted. "But it is important to have an early diagnosis", Pereira added.
She said, "It is sensational to say that 60,000 people living with HIV in Lagos are missing or on the run".
A total of 221 new HIV cases have been reported in the state from January to October this year while there are 17 HIV cases that have reached the stage of AIDS during the same period.
Xu Yonggang, head of the bureau, said the percentage of new infections by intravenous drug users fell from 15.6 percent in 2012 to 4.1 percent in 2018.
Referring to the national HIV prevention and control program, she stated that 23 ministries, organizations, and NGOs are cooperating in this regard. If people can be made conscious they can save themselves from this deadly disease.
The human immunodeficiency viruses are two species of Lentivirus that cause HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It's an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.