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HIV/AIDS: Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun

No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Ogun during an HIV/AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.

Mr Gbenga Alabi, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NIBUCAA), made the disclosure at the official launch of the Community HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Preventive Education Project Ijebu-Ode, Ogun.

Alabi said: “We have come to realise that we cannot afford to ignore the inter-relatedness of HIV, TB and Malaria. The relation of the trio is not only worrisome, but the consequences, when not addressed can be grievous.


“From our records, as at Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10,963 people in Ogun have benefited from the testing services which started on July 8.

“Of these, we have 4,007 males and 6, 956 female; we have a total of 91 people who tested positive.”

The NIBUCAA executive secretary said that this indicator called for intensified efforts to create more awareness on HIV/AIDS.

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