80% new cases of HIV/AIDS were recorded in 2017 - AIDS Commission reveals

80% new cases of HIV/AIDS were recorded in 2017 - AIDS Commission reveals

-The Ghana AIDS Commission has disclosed that HIV/AIDS prevalence almost doubled in 2017

-The Commission has therefore cautioned Ghanaians to be careful not to contract the disease.

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The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has revealed a very scary outlook of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country in 2017.

Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Ambassador Dr Amokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi

Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Ambassador Dr Amokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi

According to the Commission, statistics available to it indicate an 80%in number of new cases for disease.

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This was disclosed at a two-day annual strategic planning meeting held by the Commision.

The Ghana AIDS Commission has, therefore, asked Ghanaians to be extra careful in order not to contract the deadly disease.

Speaking at the meeting GAC's Director-General, Ambassador Dr Amokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi appealed to Ghanaians to voluntarily test for the virus.

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She also asked persons living with the virus to stick to the approved anti-retroviral drugs because there was no herbal cure for the disease yet.

We are not condemning them (herbalist), we are just saying that there is no herbal cure as yet for HIV. If you want to take them it’s up to you. But then take your anti-retroviral medication,” she said.

On regional basis, the Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions topped the charts as the regions with highest HIV/AIDS prevalence.

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