HIV Positive Sperm Bank Launched In New Zealand


He said the campaign was important as it conveys to Nigerians living with HIV that their undetectable viral load protects their own health, the health of their families and prevents new HIV infections.

The online bank, initiated by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), Positive Women Inc and Body Positive, was launched ahead of World Aids Day 2019, on December 1.

This year, the Joint United Nations (U.N.) Programme on HIV & AIDS is organizing around the theme, "Communities make the difference".

The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Aliyu Gambo said this year's World AIDS Day, tagged "communities make the difference", acknowledges the essential role communities play in the global HIV response.

According to World Health Organization statistics, there were 36.7 million people with HIV worldwide at the end of 2018, of which 79 percent had been diagnosed, 62 percent on treatment, and 53 percent had reduced their HIV levels through sustained treatment, substantially reducing the risk of transmitting HIV.

"This outstanding performance by our communities has put Nigeria on the path of achieving HIV epidemic control".

He said: 'I'm glad to say that in this time there have been great changes in public understanding of HIV, but many people living with HIV still suffer from stigma.

'I've many pals who're additionally dwelling with HIV who've gone on to have youngsters, ' he mentioned.

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Activists and their communities "are our best bet of getting people on to treatment and keeping them there", Byanyima said.

"The strong advocacy role played by communities is needed now more than ever to ensure that AIDS remains on the political agenda, that human rights are respected and decision-makers, as well as implementers, are held accountable".

"Today, we stand in solidarity with one of our primary community; Nigerians living with HIV".

Though donors usually are not freed from HIV, the marketing campaign clearly reveals that they can not transmit the illness throughout childbirth and even throughout unprotected intercourse.

The Sperm Constructive initiative goals to present HIV-positive folks the chance to create life - in addition to dispel prejudices in regards to the illness, the Guardian reported.

And as soon as an individual's viral load is undetectable, they cannot transmit HIV to anybody else, in line with scores of research together with a decade-long research by the Nationwide Institutes of Well being.