33rd World AIDS being observed

Kathmandu: The 33rd World AIDS Day is being celebrated today with an awareness program.

Various programs are being held today with the slogan of global solidarity and shared responsibility for HIV control and prevention.

The corona virus epidemic has posed a growing challenge to access to health care for HIV-infected and HIV-infected groups. As doctor say, HIV is a type of virus. and it takes tens of years for an HIV-infected person to reach AIDS. If identified and treated in time, AIDS will not occur.

Research has shown that 76 percent of HIV transmission in Nepal is through unprotected physical contact. Similarly, 25 percent of babies born to infected mothers and those born to infected mothers are more likely to be infected with HIV.

Doctors have said that sometimes even a blood test from a low quality kit can lead to HIV. The government has introduced a free health insurance program for HIV-infected people and their families.

The government claims to have reduced the death rate from AIDS by 85 percent between 2010 and 2019. According to the Ministry of Health, the incidence of new infections has dropped by 64 percent. Health Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal claims that he is working with a plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 under sustainable development.

This day has been celebrated on December 1 every year since 1988 to raise public awareness for effective prevention, care, support and treatment services related to HIV and AIDS.