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“For a year now, the Covid has constrained our lives, limited our movements, restricted our human relations. As if that were not enough, it overshadows other health emergencies. By crushing the news, it relegates other pathologies to the world. shadow and silence “, writes the head of state, deploring “an alarming drop in HIV tests”.
Emmanuel Macron thus joins the concerns of those responsible for Sidaction, a charitable event supported by televisions and radios, which takes place until Sunday to highlight the scourge of HIV, which has been in the background for a year and the eruption of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The Head of State emphasizes that “Against AIDS, there are also barrier gestures. One above all: the condom”, recalling that, faced with this “invisible enemy”, “we still do not have a vaccine and the therapies remain heavy”.
According to the latest UNAIDS report, 38 million people around the world are living with HIV and more than 12 million people are waiting for treatment, which is now life-saving. In 2019, 1.7 million people were newly infected with HIV and 690,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses.
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