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Over 23,000 people test positive for HIV in six months

Over 23,000 people test positive for HIV in six months

Africa News, Ghana News
A total of 23,495 people in Ghana tested positive for HIV in the first half of this year (January to June). The figure is two percent of the 948,094 people who undertook HIV testing from January to June 2022, the Programme Manager of the National STIs and HIV/AIDS Control Programme, Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo said in a report filed by state newspaper, graphic online. “The figure for this new infection is too high, so we need to intensify education to let people know that HIV is still real; …We have to let people know that they need to stick to the prevention strategies…,” he said. Dr. Ayisi Addo said most of the 23,495 people who tested positive had since been put on HIV treatment. He attributed the figures to complacency and ignorance explaining that awareness creation on the par...

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