Dr Hilmi: Get Tested, Get Treated

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May 10, 2016
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 – The Health Ministry, in collaboration with Malaysian AIDS Council and Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF), has launched its latest HIV and AIDS public awareness campaign, “Ending AIDS Begins Now” as a part of the National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS 2016-2030.

The campaign is themed ‘Ending AIDS Begins Now’. Deputy minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said since the first case of HIV/AIDS in Malaysia was detected back back in 1986, there were 17,916 deaths from 108,519 reported cases of the epidemic disease, leaving some 90,603 people still living with it.

In the meanwhile, he also told that if the 90,603 patients, only 30 per cent seek consistent medical treatment to carry on with their lives. He also said that theyalso urge the rest to do the same. He told this at a press conference after the launch of the campaign here Tuesday.

He said the new HIV infection cases have decreased by 50 per cent as compared to 2002 and there has been a significant reduction in AIDS-related deaths by 28 per cent since 2002. Earlier, MAF received a RM100,000 donation from Kingsmen, a league of corporate figures and entrepreneurs in support of its high-impact HIV treatment, care and support programmes.

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