HIV prevalence not 80 percent - AIDS commission

HIV prevalence not 80 percent - AIDS commission

- The Ghana AIDS Commission is calling for calm over claims of 80 percent HIV prevalence

- The commission insists HIV prevalence rate is 18 percent and not 80 percent

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The Ghana AIDS Commission has fiercely debunked reports making the rounds on the prevalence of HIV in the country.

HIV prevalence not 80 percent - AIDS commission

HIV prevalence not 80 percent - AIDS commission

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A recent report circulating in the media claimed that there has been an 80 percent prevalence rate in HIV just in 2017 alone.

According to the supposed report, the government only contributes 7 percent in funding of HIV drugs with 93 percent of the money coming from the private sector. It also claims that the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions are the hardest when it comes to HIV infections.

These claims, the Ghana AIDS Commission insists are false and just a conspiracy to create panic in the public.

In a press release, the Ghana AIDS Commission reveals that the "prevalence rate in 2017 was 18 percent and not 80 percent."

Meanwhile, the commission has shared plans government is taking to deal with new infections of HIV by 2020.

"The Government has prioritized HIV on the national agenda and its committed to making the achievement of the 90-90-90 strategy a reality," parts of the statement read.

Meanwhile, the general public is being advised to stay calm as the AIDS commission calls on the general public to check their status and seek treatment if diagnosed with the virus.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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