Experts all over the world have long been perplexed in finding the right solution to end the problems both in HIV and AIDS. A significant number of scientists are convinced that we've got what it takes to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Having said that, large scientific breakthroughs and lessons have already been discovered and tested over the years which have served as the backbone of this confidence. The joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids known as UNAids has recently revealed that the alleged move in "ending" Aids doesn't necessarily mean that HIV infections will turn into zero rate. Rather, it suggests that the epidemic can be ended as a global health threat. To achieve this by 2030, experts found that countries would need to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 90 percent as compared with the data obtained from 2010.
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According to reports by Biz Community, the South African Health Department has already revealed that there would have been an estimated number of 270,000 cases of HIV infections this year. However, the department aims to turn the figures into more than half of that number to 100,000 new annual infections by 2022. Experts found that anti-retroviral drugs doesn't only keep people with HIV healthy, but it also helps to prevent HIV from spreading especially if the treatment is being taken correctly, known as viral suppression.
Meanwhile, in one of his statements during the launch of the HIV "Treat All" Initiative in Barbados reported by Loop News, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, representative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has revealed that the expanding access to treatment was at the heart of the new treatment which has been set to be targeted at 2020. Furthermore, Dr. Xuereb said that the Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved substantial results and has already come a long way in leading the global response to HIV. Ultimately, PAHO/WHO representative has also claimed that if universal health coverage becomes the primary objective, it would be necessary to ensure that ART and broader HIV services reached those in greatest need and was sustainable in the long term.