Both UNAIDS and WHO reported that people receiving HIV treatment can not transfer HIV during sexual intercourse. However, the public's knowledge of HIV-related treatment and the risk of HIV transmission is very short.
This is apparent in the new SIFO survey on Swedish attitudes towards HIV, published in the National Association's latest HIV report, Noaks Ark, "New challenges require action." A total of 63 percent of those who participated in the survey could not think of sex with a person being treated with HIV.
– The person with HIV treatment is the safest sexual partner you can find, "says Jukka Aminoff, chief of operations at the National Association of Noah Ark.
About 7,500 people with HIV diagnosis live in Sweden. One to two people every day receive a message that they have HIV, so about 450 people
Hivepidem is happening in its entirety and represents a serious threat in many parts of the world. According to UNAIDS, 36.9 million people live with HIV by the end of 2017.
7 out of 10 live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The same year, 1.8 million HIV and 940,000 people died of HIV related diseases.
Expansion in Africa has slowed because of an increased approach to HIV testing and treatment. The only area in the world where HIV is increasing is Europe and Central Asia, where one of the three diagnosed does not receive any treatment at all. Social stigma is a powerful contributor to the unavailability of testing and treatment.
– During the conversation with Noah Ark Direct we receive daily confirmation that HIV knowledge is still among the public and causes many mental illnesses. The pest of HIV disease is still severe, which means that many go to the hive test, although today we have a very good treatment offer, "says Jukka Aminoff.