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Over 70k people in Ashanti Region estimated to be living with HIV

Over 70k people in Ashanti Region estimated to be living with HIV

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
A total of 72,429 people in the Ashanti Region are estimated to be living with HIV, according to the Ghana Aids Commission 2022 report. Out of this number, only 26,006 are currently on Anti-Retroviral (ARV) medication at health facilities, leaving a gap of 46,421 who cannot be accounted for in terms of antiretroviral uptake. These individuals are either unaware of their status or have defaulted on ARV treatment. Mr. Dennis Bandoh, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Focal Person for HIV/AIDS, disclosed to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the region also recorded 4,618 new cases at the end of the third quarter of 2023, representing a 2.1 percent increase over last year. HIV testing is conducted in two categories – Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), mainly for pregnant wom...
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