UN Urges 'Shared Responsibility' on HIV/Aids, Covid-19 Pandemics

The theme for World Aids Day for 2020 is 'Global solidarity, shared responsibility'. In a message, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world to not lose sight of HIV/Aids in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. "Despite significant successes, the Aids emergency is not over. HIV still infects 1.7 million people each year and kills some 690,000," he said. Further, the World Health Organisation marked 2020 as the year of the nurse and the midwife. As this challenging year comes to a close, it is imperative to reflect on the resilience and impact of nurses in the fight against the HIV epidemic, writes Jerry John Nutor for The Conversation. Despite the Covid-19 outbreaks' serious impact on the most vulnerable communities worldwide and threat to the progress of HIV care, nurses remain at the frontline of service.

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HIV/Aids awareness ribbon (file photo).

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