New PDF release: AIDS Epidemic Update (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV

By Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AI

ISBN-10: 1417531118

ISBN-13: 9781417531110

ISBN-10: 9291733040

ISBN-13: 9789291733040

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More and more initiatives are now successfully tackling the denial, ignorance and fear that fuel the cycle of stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses. Some of the most powerful efforts to curb HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination are driven by the involvement of people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. Around the world, they have built organizations, campaigns and even mass movements that mobilize action against the epidemic and that pressure their countries’ leaders to tackle the epidemic with resolve.

I took him into our family home, in a small village in the south-west of England. At first, relations with the local school were wonderful and Michael thrived there. Only the head teacher and Michael’s personal class assistant knew of his illness. Then someone broke confidentiality and told a parent that Michael had AIDS. That parent, of course, told all the others. This caused such panic and hostility that we were forced to move out of the area. The risk is to Michael and us, his family. Mob rule is dangerous.

27 UNAIDS/WHO HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES AIDS mortality continues to drop, thanks to the widespread availability of antiretroviral treatment. The total number of people living with HIV continues to rise in high-income countries, largely due to widespread access to antiretroviral treatment. 6 million people are living with HIV in these countries—a figure that includes the 80,000 who were newly infected in 2003. AIDS claimed approximately 18,000 lives in the past year. As Figure 10 illustrates, the number of annual AIDS deaths has continued to slow in high-income countries, including those in Western Europe, due to the widespread availability of antiretroviral treatment.

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