The state of the aids epidemic
Shows that there is an incline in the
number of people living with the
This is because of improvements in health-care, medicine and
people becoming aware of HIV enabled people with the virus to
live longer in 21st century, in contrast to the people who had the
Aids in the 60’s – 90’s.
In the early 90’s people were
still coming to terms with the
newly found illness which
was discovered by Professor
Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and
HIV & Aids
• HIV/AIDS is only the latest disease to be
Laws in place against
discrimination towards HIV/Aids
• The Equality Act applies in England, Wales and Scotland. In Northern Ireland,
similar protections are given by the Disability Discrimination Act.
Here are some examples of things which would
normally be against the law:
pays a lower salary to
employees with HIV and Aids because they feel that
they will get sick in the near future.
A dental surgery which refuses to register
people with HIV as patients.
Unjustified fears of HIV transmission, excludes people
Early HIV prevention poster from the
UK in 1984.
Poster about HIV & Aids at the beginning of
new epidemic and scientists were still coming
to terms of what it is and where it came
New HIV infections and aids related
deaths worldwide since 1990.
New HIV infections are higher
but there are more advanced
Aids related deaths are much lower than the
New HIV infections trend because of health-
care and medicine.
• Paul Ward, deputy chief
executive at the UK's
Terrence Higgins Trust, said:
"These guidelines have
implications for the UK and
would expand the number
of people eligible for HIV
• "Using treatment to reduce
transmission is a key part of
modern prevention efforts,
including our own.
• "In the UK, we have some of
the best treatments in the
world, and offering them
earlier could be one way of
slowing the spread of the
epidemic. It could also
improve the person's own
HIV treatment costs
• HIV treatment in London costs £247m per
year, according to NHS London, with almost
30,000 people accessing care and that number
rising by 5% annually.
Free treatment by the NHS.
Foreigners to be offered free treatment for HIV
on the NHS
Those from abroad, including failed asylum
seekers, students and tourists are currently
barred from receiving free HIV treatment – unlike
other infectious diseases.
However, the Government is to support proposals
recommended by peers which will end the
“anomaly” and allow free treatment even for
those not legally settled in Britain.
It typically costs up to £7,000 a year to treat
someone diagnosed with HIV and an average of
£300,000 per patient over their lifetime with the