Lincolnshire residents urged to show support on World Aids Day

Nora Nguyen
December 2, 2018

He said: "Next year I'll be marking an anniversary of my own: 10 years since I became HIV positive".

Bruce Broughton, a Navy Veteran from Bloomington, has lived with HIV for 28 years, and he's feeling healthy.

"A lot of people in that room that are HIV positive didn't see those beginning times when we were losing all of these people, so they don't have the same perspective that we do today".

According to Dr. Opondo, once you're 12 years of age and over, you should be tested at least once for HIV.

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"I wasn't afraid of the house falling or anything, I was like 'Okay what's gonna happen next?'" "It was nuts, it was insane ". There's no pictures left on the walls, there's no power, there's no fish tank left. "Everything that's not tied down broke".

Why should you get tested and know your status?

The 90/90/90 target aims for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV to receive antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving the therapy to have viral suppression. Han Mengjie, a director at the Chinese CDC, pointed out that less than 40% of sexually active students use condoms. The method works like this: when one tests HIV positive, his/her family members and sexual partners are reached out to with HIV testing services.

"The disease is still deeply misunderstood", said Russell-Moyle, leading a debate ahead of World Aids Day on Saturday.

Meanwhile, infection rates are also rising among elderly Chinese. Colleen Bridger says getting people diagnosed and treated are among the goals of the city's year-old Fast-Track Cities program.

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The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for five years and sent it to the White House for Trump's signature. But not only that - if you're on treatment, you're going to feel better and you'll probably live a normal life.

Because of late detection and treatment, this demographic has a greater risk of AIDS-related deaths.

Russell-Moyle talked about how becoming undetectable has changed his life, his relationships, and the way he came to terms with being HIV positive.

The head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies.

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On Thursday, the Chinese ministry of science and technology stressed its opposition to the gene-editing baby experiment, and demanded a halt to the "scientific activities of relevant personnel". Kheka Lima, Vice-Principal gave a talk on the theme "Know your status" where she highlighted on the recent status of HIV prevalence in Nagaland and encouraged the students to be aware of their status.

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