The human body is designed to fight infections through it’s immune (defense) system which is known as the white blood cells (antibodies) but the antibodies loose their potency after being infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
This leads to the exposure of the human system to wide range of infections which includes tuberculosis and cancer which may result in death if not properly managed through early detection and the use of antiretroviral drugs.
It is estimated that over 60 million men, women and children have been infected since the start of HIV epidemic in the 1980s. In 2019, it was estimated that the epidemic has claimed more than 32 million lives globally (these includes adults, children from low middle income countries which do not have access to antiretroviral drugs). 1.7 million people are newly infected , 14 thousand new infections are recorded daily and 95% of the new infections are in the developing world.
There is hereby, an urgent need to accelerate the development of a cost effective HIV vaccine which will be accessible to all since AIDS (which is the advanced stage of the infection) is the leading cause of death in Africa and the fourth worldwide.
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