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In Western Europethe routes of transmission of HIV are diverse, including paid sexsex between menintravenous drugsmother to child transmission and heterosexual sex. However, many new infections in this region occur through contact with HIV-infected individuals from other regions. The adult 15—49 prevalence in this region is 0.
Of these, Some people may have HIV but not know it. Of these new infections:.
Approximately 75 million people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic. HIV : A virus that is transmitted through certain body fluids and weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection, specifically CD4 cells often called T cells. Left untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells in the body, making it more difficult for the immune system to fight off infections and other diseases. Over the past two decades, in particular, major global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, and significant progress has been made.
In this paper, the ways in which HIV is transmitted and factors facilitating transmission are described, although we still do not fully understand why the HIV epidemic has spread so heterogeneously across the globe. Estimates of HIV prevalence vary in quality but give some idea of trends in different countries and regions. There are, however, recent signs of hope in Africa due to a slight reduction in the number of new HIV cases in the year
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Asia and the Pacific Inan estimatedpeople in Asia and the Pacific became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV in the region to 5. AIDS-related illnesses claimedlives. Progress has been uneven, with strong gains in some locations but a worsening of the epidemic in others.
European Geriatric Medicine. However, there are no studies designed to detect best ART strategies in this population and various outcomes that go beyond the viro-immunological success, such as frailty, geriatric syndromes, physical function, disability, quality of life and healthy aging are still not routinely part of aging cohorts. The already present demographic transition affecting PLWH are not paralleled by significant changes in the clinical management. In order to better describe aging trajectories in this population, it is essential to collect and measure immunological biomarkers.
AIDS in humans results in a gradual and persistent decline and failure of the immune system, resulting in heightened risk of life-threatening infection and cancers. In the majority of cases, HIV is a sexually-transmitted infection. However, HIV can also be transmitted from a mother to her child, during pregnancy or childbirth through blood or fluid exposureor through breastfeeding.