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World AIDS Day 2017: 3 things about diagnosis of HIV and AIDS you must know

Are you aware of the WHO guidelines for HIV testing and diagnosis?

December 1 is World AIDS Day. The theme for 2017 is "Right to health" under the slogan "Everybody counts".
According to the world health organizations (WHO), HIV continues to be a major global health problem with approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016. Also, the recent statistics state that 1.8 million people have been newly infected with HIV in 2016 worldwide. Moreover, around 1.0 million people with HIV died from HIV-related health problems last year. However, most people with HIV do not come open about the conditions due to the stigma associated with it. But here are few key points about HIV and AIDS every one must know about this viral infection.

#1. Most people are scared to get tested for HIV thinking their details will be leaked and everyone will know about their HIV status if tested positive. But according to WHO recommendations, all HIV testing services must f…