PPD celebrates World AIDS Day, 2017: #WAD2017 is right to health

1st December, 2017, PPD Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh:

Approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV globaly at the end of 2016, 30% don’t know their status. The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The theme of the World AIDS day #WAD2017  is right to health

PPD commemorate World AIDS Day, in befitting manner with its member countries to demonstrate international solidarity for people living with HIV and to honor the spirit of those who have lost their lives battling the deadly disease. PPD stand in solidarity with the people who have become infected with HIV.

South-South response to HIV: More than 95% of HIV infections are in developing countries, two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa. While the adult prevalence rate in most developed countries is less than 1%, it is 8% in sub-Saharan Africa. Considering the differential impact of HIV on developing countries and the emerging capacity of developing countries to produce anti-retroviral medications and prevention skills and knowledge, Partners in Population development (PPD) an intergovernmental partnership of 26 developing countries called upon to develop a comprehensive South-South Collaboration Strategy to address the causes and consequences of HIV epidemic. South-South Cooperation has significantly contributed to the efforts to improve availability and access to HIV/AIDS drugs within and among developing countries.

HIV Situation in PPD member countries:

Pic_01The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low and middle income countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. PPD is concerned for the young women living in Sub-Sharan Africa who are facing a triple threat: a high risk of HIV infection, low rates of HIV testing and poor adherence to HIV treatment. In this connection PPD would like to show the HIV prevalence status among the PPD member countries across

Among the top 10 Countries with Highest AIDS Rates in the World 2016, 6 of them are PPD member countries where 15.2 million HIV infected people are living.

Country name People Living with HIV People living with HIV who know their status
Bangladesh 12000 3900
China 880000 660000
India 2100000 1600000
Sri-Lanka 4000 1900
Indonesia 620000 220000
Pakistan 130000 -
Thailand 450000 410000
Vietnam 250000 170000
Benin 670000 38000
Ethiopia 710000 480000
Gambia 20000 7100
Ghana 290000 130000
Kenya 1600000 -
Mali 110000 38000
Nigeria 3200000 1100000
Senegal 41000 -
South Africa 7100000 6100000
Uganda 1400000 -
Zimbabwe 1300000 980000
Egypt 11000 6500
Morocco 22000 14000
Tunisia 2900 1700
Yemen 9900 1800
Colombia 120000 -
Mexico 220000 -
Jordan 500 -
Total 21273300 11962900


HIV and Adolescent:

AIDS is the leading cause of death among young people (aged 10-24) in Africa, and second leading cause globally. Young women are twice as likely to acquire HIV as young men. 62,000 new infection among the young people has been detected globally.

The majority of young people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries, with 85% in sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the 15 to 19-year-olds who are living with HIV in the world live in just six countries, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Mozambique and Tanzania among those first four are PPD member countries.

PPD will work with the member countries to address the link of SRHR and HIV prevention from its ongoing strategy of program framework.


Mother to child transmission:

In the absence of any intervention, transmission rates of HIV from a HIV-positive mother range from 15% to 45%.This rate can be reduced to below 5% with effective interventions during the periods of pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding. PPD would like to draw the attention of the member countries to scale up the effort to reduce the percentage mother to child transmission


In the light of the changing HIV epidemic PPD wants to contribute to prolong the lives of those who live with HIV and to aware people about HIV about people’s rights.  PPD would like to reiterate in this day that PPD would will work with the member countries  and will share its platform of cooperation for ending HIV epidemic


Global Facts and Figured

  • 5 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy in 2016.
  • 7 million people globally were living with HIV in 2016.
  • 8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2016.
  • 1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016.
  • 1 million people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.
  • 0 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.
  • In 2016, there were 36.7 million people living with HIV.
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