The AIDS virus has killed more than 80,000 people last year

The AIDS virus has killed more than 80,000 people last year

Clemente Ferrer

According to the Global Report on AIDS, Latin America has surpassed the two million infected with the deadly AIDS pandemic. However, experts from the UN agency for AIDS (UNAIDS) think it’s significant that the disease still affects 0.6% of the population, so that the epidemic remains stationary.

Worldwide, the propensity of new infections by HIV / AIDS virus has been reduced by 17% due to the decrease of 15% in sub-Saharan Africa. In all, some 77,000 people were killed last year by the AIDS virus. Also, around 7,000 children were infected.

One feature of Latin America is that this contagious disease is concentrated among men who perform homosexual practices and the possibility of contracting the AIDS virus is more prevalent among men than women in a ratio of three to one.

The other groups where HIV infections remains high are sex workers and drug consumers. It is estimated that 29% of the more than two million Latin Americans who use inject drugs are infected by HIV / AIDS.

The good news is that the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in Latin America is higher than the world average, which is 54%. However, although the risk groups are predominantly determined, few prevention events focus directly on them.

AIDS is a social scourge that has much to do with clans who do not respect any ethical, and try to live a wild existence. And AIDS emerges as a warning to those who, when trespassing invisible barriers, lost humanity. Someone said that God always forgives, man sometimes, but nature never forgives.

Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing. E: clementeferrerrosello@gmail.com

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