Greater Accra has highest rate of HIV/AIDS

Greater Accra has highest rate of HIV/AIDS

The Greater Accra region now has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS infections in Ghana, the Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed.

Programmes manager of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACOP), Dr Stephen Ayisi Addo, in an address at the launch of the 2015 HIV survey in Accra says the current prevalence rate of HIV has overtaken that of the Eastern region which recorded 3.2% in 2015.

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“Whereas Eastern region is declining, the Greater Accra prevalence has been increasing for two or three years.If you look at the trend analysis, the Greater Accra prevalence is almost a plateau compared to all the regions including Eastern Region which is on the decline," he stated.

Meanwhile the Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed plans to ensure that 90% of persons living with HIV know their status. Under this 5-year target the commission hopes that by the year 2020 people living with the HIV virus would be placed on anti-retroviral drugs.

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Ghana’s HIV prevalence rate continues to decline as it currently stands at 1.37 with women making 57 percent and 43 percent made up of men.

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