HIV/AIDS is spreading wildly in Ghana and health officials are worried

HIV/AIDS is spreading wildly in Ghana and health officials are worried

- HIV is spreading fast in Ghana, the AIDS commission warns

- Government pays only 7 percent to HIV management

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The prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS increased by 80 percent in 2017 alone and continues to become difficult and threatening. This is according to the Ghana AIDS Commission in a recent report.

HIV drugs

Government contributes only 7 percent to the purchase and procurement of HIV drugs in Ghana

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Ghana remains one of the countries that rely heavily on funding from donor partners for anti-retroviral treatment. What this means is that should these partners refuse not give in aid, Ghana's HIV management could be on the brink of a health threat.

According to report, the government only contributes 7 percent to the funding of HIV drugs with 93 percent of the money coming from the private sector.

As it stands now, the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions are the hardest when it comes to HIV infections.

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Director-General of the Commission, Ambassador Dr Amokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi is calling on all Ghanaians to test their status as part of efforts to know their HIV status and also start with treatment if test positive.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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