Mitigation strategies - HIV/AIDS

Where was it first identified?
USA in 1981
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What does it do?
Weakens the immune system, leaving those affected with little resistance to life-threatening diseases
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How many affected worldwide?
35 million - In 2013, 2.1 million new cases recorded and 1.5 million from AIDS
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What % of cases are concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa
70%
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The role of the UN
HIV/AIDS targeted as an MDG - aimed to half and reverse the spread of disease by 2015. Mostly achieved apart from the objective for universal access to treatment by 2010
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What was the number of new HIV infections reduced by?
33% in 2013 compared to 2001 levels
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Prevention
Aims to educated and increase understanding of HIV - how it's transmitted, the dangers of drug abuse via injection and contraception, promoting equality for groups most at risk (women and girls, gay men, migrants and refugees), male circumcision
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Diagnosis and treatment
Early diagnosis by screening for HIV in saliva and blood, reduces chances of developing into AIDS, 8 million currently receiving drug treatment
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