HIV Statistics in Asia
- The Asia and Pacific region has the second highest number of HIV positive cases in the world, with over 5 million people estimated to be living with the infection.
- More than 2 million people are living with HIV in India.
- HIV prevalence amongst men who have sex with men was higher than 5% in 9 of the 19 Asian countries that reported data.
Here at Better2Know, we believe in the normalisation of HIV. By increasing awareness and removing any associated stigmas, our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of patients throughout the Asian continent.
HIV is no longer the life-threatening condition it once was. The upsurge in effective antiretroviral therapies means that HIV can now be managed and contained properly, so long as it is identified early enough. Late diagnosis is a serious barrier to tackling HIV in Asia, with too many people starting treatment with exceedingly low CD4 cell counts. It is estimated that over a third of people living with HIV in the region are unaware of their status. The sooner an HIV infection is diagnosed and treated, the less chance there is of that individual passing the infection on to someone else. Hence the importance of regular testing and early intervention.
As well as individual HIV testing, Better2Know provides a range of comprehensive sexual health screens throughout Asia, which combine confidential HIV tests with the detection of other harmful STIs.
To book your HIV test or screen with Better2Know today, please contact our expert Patient Services team on the telephone number above. Our dedicated staff will answer your questions and process your booking. Alternatively, you can arrange your appointment online by selecting the orange Book Now button at the top of the page.