World Health Organization charge African countries to improve funding on HIV testing, treatment

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However, about 9.4 million people did not know that they were living with HIV.

47% of all new HIV infections are among key populations (gay men and other men having sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, and prisoners) and their partners.

Some of the most positive trends have been witnessed in eastern and southern Africa, which is home to more than half of the almost 37 million people around the world living with HIV.

It comes after Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle announced that he is HIV positive during an emotional speech in the House of Commons.

The Brighton Kemptown MP is the second ever MP to openly disclose he is living with the virus.

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"We are applying the Mashwara initiative in a number of hospitals and health centers all over the Kingdom", it said.

The battle has been fought for years to tackle the epidemic that is HIV and, in just over 30 years, outcomes have changed from the virus being a death sentence to being able to live a healthy life. This means he's been taking antiretroviral treatment, to reduce the amount of the virus in his body to a level that's undetectable. In 2015, the country was investing more than US1.34 billion annually to run its HIV programmes. "I feel like health care and access to it is a human right and it should be accessible to everyone".

HIV-positive individuals have faced discrimination in the Chinese job market for years, and foreigners with the virus were banned from obtaining visas until 2010.

More than a quarter (27%) had experienced discrimination from friends. They are afraid of being abandoned by family members, losing their jobs and their homes.

This represents a 17 percent year-on-year decrease, highlighting successes from the World AIDS Day efforts. He said that society has to accept HIV/AIDS as any other diseases and not to be judgmental and discriminate on HIV positive person.

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In Cumbria, traditionally, HIV diagnosis has been a slow process. The World AIDS Day hashtag on Weibo features pictures of HIV patients (or people playing patients) asking for hugs, medical staff making classroom visits, and young volunteers collecting saliva for testing.

"The results from our polling are extremely saddening".

The occasion also celebrates the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, first initiated by WHO in 1988. However, there is no room for complacency and we need to build on progress to-date to end new transmissions for good.

Brand South Africa spokeswoman Thoko Modise said, "Although the country has achieved momentous milestones we still have a long way to go". Fifteen years ago we wouldn't have dreamed of it, so I think, if we can make the things that seemed impossible possible then that 10 per cent is the smallest challenge we have faced.

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