Medical care still a problem in handling HIV/AIDS in RI

Medical care still a problem in handling HIV/AIDS in RI

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-12-05 03:10

Stop AIDS: An activist takes part in a rally that seeks to promote public awareness on HIV/AIDS on Dec. 1 in Jakarta. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Scientists have raced to find a way to treat if not cure HIV since the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. The World Health Organization has estimated that 75 million people have been infected with HIV and 32 million people have died of HIV/AIDS-related complications around the world since the beginning of the epidemic. It reports that approximately 37.9 million people were living with HIV in 2018.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the first outbreak of AIDS in the United States in 1981, and in 1983, an international committee of scientific researchers identified its cause, the HIV. The first HIV case in Indonesia was reported in 1986. The virus, however, is believed to have developed decades earlier in t...

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