Digital Desk, Beijing. People of this age are at highest risk of AIDS. It is a deadly infectious disease that is caused by having unprotected sex with an infected person and through blood transfusion. In the last four decades, 363 million people lost their lives due to AIDS. While 7 crore 93 lakh people got infected with HIV during this period. However, in recent years there has been an increase in public awareness of this disease. Despite this, controlling it remains a challenge for the whole world.
In China, the country with the world’s largest population, AIDS prevention has remained stagnant despite being challenging. If we look at the figures, by the end of the year 2020 in China, about one million people were infected with HIV. While the number of cumulative deaths due to this disease was 3 lakh 51 thousand. China CDC, a forum established by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has released the above data regarding AIDS.
According to the report, the risk of HIV infection is increasing among people 50 years of age and older in China. Which is a matter of concern where in the year 2011 22 percent of people in this age group had AIDS while in 2020 this proportion increased to 44 percent.
Experts believe that awareness about this disease is increasing in China, but still a lot will have to be done to prevent its infection. It has been said that there is a need to take comprehensive measures to prevent the transmission of AIDS. There is also an emphasis on resorting to early intervention methods for high-risk groups.
At the same time, the risk of AIDS infection is increasing continuously in the neighboring country of India as well. According to the report of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), till 2019, 23 lakh 49 thousand people were found infected with HIV/AIDS in India. Maharashtra has the highest number of AIDS victims. In such a situation, there is a need to make extensive efforts at every level to prevent AIDS.
Let us tell you that AIDS patients still have to face discrimination in our society. It has been seen on many occasions that people start thinking of them as untouchables. Whereas this disease has no relation to touch, talk and other external touch. That is why this time the theme of AIDS Day was 1st December. End inequalities, end AIDS. It is to be expected that AIDS patients will be treated well and measures to prevent infection will be taken care of.
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