Over 1.6 Million Nigerians Now on HIV Treatment – THISDAYLIVE


*Targets 40,000 treatment centres

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The federal government has said it has been able to put 1,619,133 persons living with HIV on regular treatment.
The number represents 98 per cent of the population that had tested positive to the virus.
It said based on the findings it made, government was working towards expanding the points of service from the current 6,000 to about 40,000 locations identified in the mapping across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).  

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu who gave an update on government’s efforts, described the achievement as a significant leap when compared to 838,020 persons captured in the treatment net in 2017.
Addressing stakeholders and the media at a press conference to flag off this year’s World AIDS Day in Abuja, Aliyu said the  theme of this year’s World AIDS Day which was, “Equalise to End AIDS: Equal…

Source: Thisday Newspaper