The campaign to end HIV Aids epidemic is on track since its worldwide storm in the 1980s, having caused over 30 million deaths. Following this there have been ways to treat, prevent and control its transmission. However, its cure is still not near our knowledge globally and that is the real challenge.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is working around with the govt to find ways of ensuring no more HIV infections in the nation to ensure it is “no longer a death sentence”. The conference to be held at Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), is set to ensure there will be no new infections over the next decade. Over the years if this happens to go through, England will be the first Nation to hit the UN’s zero infections target by 2030.
“My generation grew up knowing AIDS was a potential death sentence,” he is expected to say. Thanks to medical breakthroughs, public health campaigns, breaking down stigma and better education, AIDS is no longer a death sentence here. I feel proud that Britain has made such progress.”