“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.
AIDS which means (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body’s ability to fight infections and diseases.
HIV is also a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
According to un.org, in 2020, the world’s attention has been focused by the COVID-19 pandemic on health and how pandemics affect lives and livelihoods.
Here in the Federation, Junior Minister of Health here on Nevis, the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams said an all of society approach is needed to end HIV/AIDS:
The federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, in 2017, was validated as one of six Caribbean islands to have successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
But, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat: