2018 World AIDS Day: 90% of infected Lagosians to know status by 2020 — LSACA boss


By Sola Ogundipe
AGOS—THE Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, said it has put in place measures to ensure that 90 percent of Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in the State know their status by 2020.

Chief Executive Officer, LSACA, Dr. Oluseyi Temowo disclosed this in Lagos ahead of the 2018 World AIDS Day on December 1st with the theme: ‘Know Your Status’. Temowo said: “Lagos is not a high burden state for HIV because the prevalence rate is about 0.5 percent which equates to less than 140,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS.   Currently around 74,000 of those identified to be living with the virus are accessing treatment and efforts are on to scale up the process so that more people are put on treatment.”


Explaining the significance of the 90-90-90 initiative, he said: “The first 90 means 90 percent of those living with HIV must know their status by 2020; the second 90…

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