OTTAWA, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Nearly 37 million people are currently living with HIV, with approximately 2 million new infectionsoccurring annually. Recognizing the public health challenge this poses, Canada remains a steadfast partner in the global effort to end this threat to public health.
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health,
This year's theme, Access Equity Rights Now, brings focus to the need to address the specific vulnerabilities of key populations including gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, transgender persons, women, girls, people in prisons and Indigenous communities. The conference will provide Canadian representatives with the opportunity to further collaborate with those who are dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS through innovative research and by improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for those living with HIV/AIDS. While in Durban, Minister Philpott will address key stakeholders and audiences, and meet with international leaders and organizations working towards the common goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P.Minister of Health
SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada
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