May 24, 2022

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Gabon: By 2020, 46,000 people will be HIV-positive

Gabon: By 2020, 46,000 people will be HIV-positive
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UNAIDS has published its new regional report, which estimates the epidemiological status of HIV / AIDS in 2020 in 25 African countries. The United Nations Joint Program for AIDS estimates that the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Gabon will reach 46,000 by the end of By 2019 (51,000), HIV will be a major health problem in Gabon.

The United Nations AIDS Program (UNAIDS) publishes data each year on the epidemiological status of HIV / AIDS worldwide. The report identifies nearly 46,000 people living with HIV / AIDS in Gabon by the end of 2020, up from 51,000 in 2019 and 53,000 in 2018. However the probability of potential individuals being high is underestimated. Their HIV status.

In addition to this argument, UNAIDS explains: Restrictions on Kovid-19 have disrupted HIV testing in many countries and led to significant reductions in HIV diagnoses and referrals. Governments from 25 countries were invited to attend a regional conference on HIV / AIDS in West and Central Africa in Dakar from October 31 to November 2. Creating a response that will not leave anyone behind in the wake of COVID-19 and the growing epidemic.

This includes ensuring readiness to provide comprehensive HIV services in the event of an epidemic and humanitarian emergency. As the Ministry of Health struggles to focus on combating the spread of coronavirus in Gabon, AIDS remains a major health problem, causing 930 deaths in Gabon by 2020, according to UNAIDS.