"According to local data released in November 2019, the number of people living with HIV in Egypt is 13,000," said National AIDS Program member Faten Bayoumi at the 31st AIDS Day in Cairo on December 1.
The event aims at encouraging people to check up their HIV infection status, and promoting the “Ending AIDS 2030” agenda among policy-makers.
The Ministry of Health has set a plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030, Alaa Eid, head of Preventive Medicine Sector at the Ministry of Health, told Egypt Today on Friday.
Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.
The primary goal of the forum is to enhance public health actions on addictive actions by strengthening partnerships and collaboration among public health oriented organizations and networks .
HIV/AIDS counseling and testing services are provided through 14 fixed centers and nine mobile centers in 17 governorates.