According to survey, the pearl of Africa is nearly achieving ninety percent of people living with the amount of HIV/AIDS virus in their bodies suppression by 2020, in efforts set to end the Aids outbreak.
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Ministry of Health spear-headed the initiative which was based on findings indicating that 83% of people with HIV/AIDS have defeated their viral load, which means they cannot easily infect their sexual partners or even die of the disease.
In 2014, the UN Program on HIV/AIDS ( UNAids ) laid a global target of 90-90-90 to have 90% of people living with the epidemic tested ,ninety percent of those discovered HIV positive placed on treatment and ninety percent of those using ARVs have their viral load subdued.
The head of treatment and care team at the Health Ministry, Dr Mugerwa Shaban said Uganda is so far doing well on the 1st ninety percent of people having HIVAIDS, with 66.2 people having HIV/AIDS tested and of which 88.4% were put on VRVs, from which 83.5% have an invisible viral load.
Dr Shaban revealed last Friday during an interview with Media before the 22nd International Aids Conference of 2018, Under the theme ‘’Breaking Barriers , Building Bridges’’ which begun yesterday and will move on up to 27th July in Amsterdam, Netherlands, according to Daily Monitor.
It’s aim is to draw attention to the need of human development successfully reach to vulnerable and most at risk populations, including Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or Middle Eastern areas where the HIV/AIDS virus is on the rise.
Dr Shaban accredited the successful response the government has so far done through increasing treatment and viral load testing services with participants through public partnerships with different hospitals within the country.
All those who are HIV positive are not supposed to pay for drugs in case they go to public or private hospitals. As a result in efforts to fight the epidemic, the deaths rate has extremely reduced ’’Dr Shaban said.
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