National Strategy to Eliminate AIDS in Saudi Arabia by 2030: News and Updates

2023-05-21 13:57:23

Informed sources revealed toNews 24The Ministry of Health intends to prepare the national strategic plan to eliminate AIDS from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the year 2030.

The Ministry aspires that the new strategy will contribute to early intervention and the implementation of programs to help raise health awareness about HIV infection, to explore ways of transmission, and to change risky behaviors. And reverse and reduce the rates of new infections and increase treatment coverage for all people infected with the virus to reduce transmission.

The Ministry also seeks to integrate the joint efforts of the governmental and private sectors and other various parties, and the cooperation of community members to limit the methods of transmission of infection and distance from the methods of spreading the virus so that the same basic causes that result in the transmission of infection are addressed, and to control the course of the spread of the global AIDS epidemic.

was site News24 It was published on 10-12-2022 AD, on the Ministry of Health’s direction to activate and strengthen programs to detect HIV infection in 12 regions in the Kingdom, namely: “Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Qassim, and the Eastern Province, in addition to the regions of Asir, Tabuk, and Hail, And the northern borders, Jizan, Najran, Al-Baha, and Al-Jawf.

According to previous statements by Abdullah Al-Hogail, head of the Immunity Association, the consultant, the number of people living with AIDS in the Kingdom is estimated at about 10,000 citizens and more than 20,000 residents, which are considered small numbers in relation to the population and do not constitute a danger, according to Al-Hogail.

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