Because of Corona limitations: Thousands of HIV-Infected premature death

The Corona-pandemic, with more than 3.1 million officially identified Infected has not displaced other diseases from the focus of the Public and politicians onl

Because of Corona limitations: Thousands of HIV-Infected premature death

The Corona-pandemic, with more than 3.1 million officially identified Infected has not displaced other diseases from the focus of the Public and politicians only almost. Corona, with all its consequences, leads to dramatic consequences in the fight against a still far too often deadly disease: Aids.

Peter-Philipp Schmitt

editor in the Department "Germany and the world".

F. A. Z.

in Addition, could not for the first time in its history, this year is a world AIDS conference as planned. 23. international, would have brought only Meet every two years to the end of this week, probably back to the 20,000 participants at the conference together, and even in the Corona, the worst affected country in the world, the United States. But Aids 2020 "took place" not in San Francisco and nearby Oakland, California, but is greatly reduced in size and virtually on the net. Also because there is, as yet, as the organizers reported to be no studies of whether people with HIV who had travelled in large numbers to California, are more strongly affected by a Sars-CoV-2 infection and the associated symptoms than persons not infected with the HI Virus.

One of the priorities of the about 600 live on the Internet in the past five days, transferred contributions were from Covid-19. The consequences of the corona-related restrictions are devastating: Thousands of HIV-Infected people, a premature death, because you are not currently with your life-sustaining drugs can be supplied. The world health organization (WHO) estimates that a six-month interruption of therapy could be alone in this, and in the next year in the sub-Sahara Africa to 500,000 additional deaths. 2018 died in the Region of around 470,000 people to Aids and the associated diseases, such as tuberculosis.

persists the lock downs as had been feared six months, would be thrown on the year 2008, as South of the Sahara, around 950,000 people with Aids died. At the same time, the WHO points out that in the aftermath of the six-month period would be felt for a further five years, with up to 40 percent more deaths from Aids in the year than expected in the absence of Corona would be. About 25.7 million of the 38 million HIV-Infected people live South of the Sahara, two-thirds of them had 2018 access to Aids drugs.

difficulties in 104 countries

not only in Africa, HIV-Infected suffer massively under the corona-related limitations: According to the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and Malaria, nearly 85 percent of all of the organization-supported HIV programs have difficulties in the care of their patients and in 104 countries. Disastrous especially the deficiency on the infection a direct impact on the numbers of children: Pregnant women Infected with HIV can today, with appropriate therapy, healthy children.

The Aids organization of the United Nations (UN-Aids) had set itself the target of the Infection rates in newborns, in 2018, to reduce to 40,000 in 2020 the goal of 20,000 was. But without the Corona, the world community failed these requirements significantly: 2019 were born, according to UN-Aids-information 150,000 children with HIV, because only 85 percent of pregnant women around the world had access to anti-retroviral drugs. The Numbers will deteriorate because of the Corona pandemic more. Therefore, a main was requirement of "Aids-2020", that it must come for Covid-19 no redistribution of urgently for the fight against Aids required funds.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 12:19

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