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Britain meets global HIV targets as the diagnosis continues to decline



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According to the UK Public Health Report, the diagnosis of HIV in the UK continues to decline, as it is for the first time in line with the UN goals for diagnosis, treatment and transmission.

It said that there is no doubt that the precautionary effort to end the HIV epidemic is strictly speaking.

The new HIV diagnosis in the United Kingdom will decrease by 17% between 2016 and 2017 and the spread between gay and bisexual men will decrease.

HIV charity authorities have said that real progress has been made in the fight against HIV.

Recent data on HIV infections from PHE suggests that last year, the United Nations United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), both in England and the UK, reached three major 90% targets.

  • 92% of people living with HIV in the United Kingdom are diagnosed
  • 98% of people diagnosed the treatment
  • 97% of people receive treatment, leaving them unable to transmit an infection

In general, it is estimated that 87% of people living with HIV in the UK find an undetectable viral load and therefore can not infect others.

For countries around the world, the deadline was set for 2020, but the United Kingdom will meet its targets in 2017.

The UK's success was related to HIV testing, increased use of condoms, and people who started treatment early, said PHE.

It could also be the fact that an Prevention, Prevention, Prevention, Prevention, Anti-HIV / AIDS program is available, which prevents HIV from appearing in a stiff condition.

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Prep is a daily tablet that disables HIV before being detained in the body

The report says that over the years, the new HIV diagnosis has been steadily declining and HIV prevalence is among the most affected men, men who have sex with men.

In the United Kingdom, in 2017, there were 3 363 new HIV cases in the UK, 3,236 in men, and almost half were diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Prof Nobela Gill, a sexually transmitted infection and head of HIV public health in England, said the prevention measures are working.

But he said it was very important for people to be exposed to HIV if they thought they were at risk because early diagnosis was key to stopping the transmission.

"Our efforts must continue to prevent HIV.

"HIV treatment is freely available and highly effective, allowing people to live a long, healthy lifestyle.

"There are currently many ways in which people can protect themselves from HIV infection or transmission, including the use of condoms, regular HIV testing and immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy."

About 102,000 people in the United Kingdom are estimated to be living with HIV, but about 8,000 (8%) still feel that they are not aware of the infection.

"Pivotal point"

Managing Director of Terrence Higgins Trust, Ian Green, said "fantastic news" shows that the United Kingdom has achieved the UN objectives.

But he said that now a new ambitious goal is needed.

"It is far from the end, and we have time to be even more ambitious, because we are working to completely stop a new HIV transmission in the UK.

"This is because we are at the top of the agenda and should not jeopardize the progress made by complacency."

Deborah Gold, executive director of National Aids Trust, said the United Kingdom is now the global leader in HIV issues.

"This is an emergency in the fight against HIV – in which everything seems likely.

"With the right political will, investment and public support, we can prevent HIV as a threat to public health and make genuine progress towards achieving the UN goal in ending the stigma surrounding HIV."


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