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Testing - The first step to preventing HIV and stopping AIDS epidemic - PAHO

Testing - The first step to preventing HIV and stopping AIDS epidemic - PAHO”

Saturday South Africa and the world will mark World AIDS Day.

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle told the House of Commons he had been living with the virus for almost a decade.

"The region of the Americas has made important progress in the fight against AIDS, and part of this is down to the fact that over three-quarters of people living with HIV have been tested, and nearly 80 per cent of them are now in treatment", said Dr Marcos Espinal, director of the PAHO/WHO Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health.

Mr Russell-Moyle described how HIV is "still deeply misunderstood" and "etched into much of the public's memory as a death sentence".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present when Mr Russell-Moyle made the announcement, of which he felt "relieved" to have done so.

"Again, I emphasize that with early detection of HIV and proper treatment and care, people can live long and healthy lives, but we should not forget the importance of prevention as well", the minister said.

"But we must remain vigilant against prejudice, and we must fight for everyone to have access to effective treatment. This World Aids Day I will be proud to wear the red ribbon in solidarity and respect".

The MP is believed to be the first to come out as HIV-positive on the floor of the House of Commons.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, stands up in the House of Commons and speaks about his HIV Positive status.

He said prevention efforts in Cayman include the availability of free condoms in all district health centers and pre-exposure prophylaxis antiretroviral medicines to people who are in partnership with HIV-positive individuals, along with behavior change intervention programs.

He said: "One of the things that happened was the Sunday Times found out and they were going to run a story and I talked with the editor". It is imperative that all at-risk groups are able to know their HIV status, receive lifesaving HIV prevention and treatment services, if they are HIV-positive.

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