458 new HIV cases were reported from 1984 to 2020 here in SKN

458 new HIV cases were reported from 1984 to 2020 here in SKN

World Aids Day 2020 was observed under the theme, “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact”, with its sub-theme “Global Solidarity, shared Responsibility”. 

 

Every year on December 1st, the world commemorates World AIDS Day.

 

People around the world unite to show support for people living with and are affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. 

 

Junior Minister of Health here on Nevis, the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams said in an address that an all of society approach is needed to end HIV/AIDS. 

 

Federal Minister of Health, the Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett gave these figures, with respect to the number of HIV cases for the period 1984 to 2020:

 

The Minister also stated how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected persons living with HIV:

 

Federal Minister of Health, the Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett.