UNAIDS: 36 per cent unaware they have HIV

Prudence Mabele has died at the age of 46. AGENCIES

"PARIS| One million people died of aids-related illnesses in 2016, which is nearly half less than in the peak of deaths was reached in 2005, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday, which says that" a turning point has been crossed".

UNAids said eastern and southern Africa were "leading the way" and had cut new HIV infections by almost a third since 2010.

However, the agency warned that inadequate treatment in north Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe had seen death rates increase sharply.

Mathematical modelling shows that an additional 135,000 deaths and 105,000 new infections could happen in the next five years unless action is taken, with treatment costs increased by $650 million (560 million euros) over the same period, said the WHO. Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia only 28% of people living with HIV have access to antiretroviral treatment, even though two thirds of people know their status.

Eastern and southern Africa which accounts for more than half of all people suffering from HIV are leading the list.

Minneapolis Police Kill Australian Bride-To-Be
Damond's workplace described her "one of the most loving people you would ever meet". "She was just infectious, not just for me". The Department of Public Safety says investigations are in the early stages as police try to locate a footage of the shooting.

It said an estimated 8000 people died from AIDS-related causes in Myanmar in 2016, a 52pc decrease from 2010.

Some 36.7 million people around the world are infected with HIV, but more than half of them - 19.5 million - are getting the antiretroviral therapy medicines they need to suppress the HIV virus and keep their disease in check.

While the world seems to be on track to reach the global target of 30 million people on treatment by 2020, access to medicines remains a major barrier and India plays a special role.

UNAIDS Country Director Mamadou al Sakhu said his organisation would fully support Punjab in its dedication regarding control of AIDS/HIV and also extend support in effective implementation of HIV legislation once passed.

In the Caribbean, 64 per cent of PLWA know their status, 81 per cent who know their status access treatment, and 67 per cent of people on treatment achieve viral suppression.

Celebrities pay tribute to Martin Landau
He earned hundreds of film and television credits, one for an early sitcom, " The Goldbergs ", (1949-1957) about a Jewish family. Alfred Hitchcock saw Landau's performance in Middle of the Night , and later cast him as the killer in North by Northwest .

Among them, 1.8 million were children and 2.1 million people contracted HIV in 2015 itself.

This figure is in steady decline year after year (except for a slight rebound in 2014), very far from the maximum of 3.5 million new infections reached in 1997. The text also revealed a decrease in nearly half of the deaths of that disease in 2016, compared to 2005, a year in which the number increased up to 1.9 million.

Significant efforts have also been made to eliminate new infections among children, the report said, with 88 percent of women affected with HIV accessing services for the prevention of mother to child transmission.

Young people, who are at particular risk of HIV, are also falling behind - on knowledge of HIV, on HIV testing, and on treatment and prevention.

Paris Accord US Commitment Still Alive
The governor has also had meetings with Germany's top environmental official, as well as with China's President Xi Jinping.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shraddha Kapoor Wishes She Could Meet The Real Haseena Parkar
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:45
I consider Shraddha Kapoor is one of the finest talents we have now and Haseena Parker is one of her finest performances". When asked about getting the look right for the character, Shraddha said, "I gained seven-eight kilos for the movie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sears Shares Jump After Kenmore Brand Appliances Launch On Amazon
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:45
CEO Eddie Lampert said the company's brand will benefit from reaching a wider group of customers. Sears' stock jumped - more than 10 percent - immediately following the announcement .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Justice Department announces 'largest darknet takedown in history'
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:43
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says this take-down shows the world that criminals can not use the dark web to hide any more. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • July 20, 2017 Takedown notices displayed on the Hansa and AlphaBay darknet marketplace homepages.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xbox Live Gold members can play Doom for free this weekend
Jul 20, 2017 - 00:54
Now, if there's a specific helmet you want, you can work toward unlocking it by focusing your play style on the related challenge. The next Doom update is straight from the bowels of Hell, if Hell is in fact a place where you get loads of nice stuff for free.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top There is nothing unconstitutional about having a state flag: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
Jul 20, 2017 - 00:52
K C Venugopal, Congress' Karnataka in charge, said that he will seek clarification from the state government. There is no provision in the Constitution for any state to have its separate flag.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Destiny 2 Beta Affected by Moose Error Code
Jul 19, 2017 - 00:38
These are for the beta only; the full game will likely have higher storage requirements across the board. The Destiny 2 beta begins at 10am PDT and is expected to close about the same time on July 23rd.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DHS allows 15000 more seasonal foreign workers this year
Jul 19, 2017 - 00:37
In late June 2016, some local shrimpers said that they won't be able to fish this season because of the lack of H2B visa workers. Between 2013 and 2015, his Mar-a-Lago property - also known as the "Winter White House" - employed 246 workers on the H-2B visa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea sends 'slaves' to Russian Federation to make money for regime
Jul 18, 2017 - 00:35
He told a briefing Monday for a group of United Nations correspondents that "dialogue for the sake of dialogue is meaningless". Moon has said he will use both dialogue and pressure to resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parliament set for stormy monsoon session from today
Jul 18, 2017 - 00:33
The government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday morning at 11 am, a day ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament begins.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police Release Sketch Of Person Believed Connected To Delphi Murders
Jul 18, 2017 - 00:33
It's been more than five months since the girls' bodies were found on a trail near the Monon High Bridge. This evidence was captured by German's cellphone about the time of her death, police said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Final Fight' boss Abigail to join 'Street Fighter V' roster
Jul 17, 2017 - 20:43
Interesting characters from the old games, such as Guy, Cody and Rolento, have joined the roster of several Street Fighter titles. Capcom has unveiled the next DLC character for Street Fighter 5 - and he's easily the biggest fighter in the game.

US Calls for Global Pressure Hinder Dialogue on Denuclearization: Pyongyang
Jul 17, 2017 - 20:41
North and South Korea remain technically at war since the 1953, when an armistice agreement ended the war but no truce was signed. If the North agrees it will be the first such contact since the end of 2015. "There will be a response from North Korea ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pole victor Kyle Larson tagged with post-qualifying penalty
Jul 16, 2017 - 00:59
Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin tied for second on the leaderboard, posting identical speeds of 130.568 miles per hour . Hamlin set the quick pace in his second lap of practice with a speed of 130.568mph in the back up vehicle .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump dodges on Russian Federation sanctions
Jul 16, 2017 - 00:59
On Thursday, two amendments to do exactly that were blocked by Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee. On Friday, the Associated Press reported there was another person in the meeting not disclosed by Trump Jr .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oil Prices Fell After OPEC's Forecast
Jul 14, 2017 - 00:42
As a result, it revised its demand forecast up marginally from the previous month. WTI held just above $45.00 at the USA open with Brent trading around $47.30 p/b.