Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Oyo State HIV/AIDS Report Is Scary

Advertisement

Advertisement - Mobile In-Article

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Oyo State HIV/AIDS Report Is Scary

Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo State.




He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ibadan during a courtesy call on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State at the executive council chamber of the governor’s office.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation led by Aliyu, included representatives of relevant international donor and funding agencies like WHO.

Aliyu stated that only 16,000 out of the estimated 200, 000 persons living with HIV in the state are currently on treatment.


“We have a gap between the number of infected persons and those on treatment. We have a gap between infected pregnant women and those receiving treatment.


“We also have issues with the number of new infections recorded,’’ he said.

The NACA boss stated that 10, 000 pregnant women in Oyo State are living with HIV, adding that about 50 people contact HIV in the state on a daily basis.

He stated that the state has a considerable figure in terms of new infections, commending the state government for running one of the best programmes on HIV/AIDS.

Aliyu said that there are 1,060,000 people living with HIV in Nigeria, out of which only five percent were currently on treatment courtesy of the Nigerian government.


The NACA boss stated that about one million Nigerians are currently on treatment on the bills of the international donor agencies.

He said that NACA had proposed to the state government to contribute 0.5 or One percent of their federal allocation towards HIV/AIDS.

Aliyu stated that such contribution by state governments would allow the states to put another 50 per cent of infected persons on treatment.

“For instance, we have 16,000 already on treatment. If the state can put 0.5 percent of the allocation, the state will be able to put 8,000 on treatment,’’ he said.

He assured the governor that they are willing to work with his government to ensure that people living with HIV across the state have access to quality and affordable treatment.


In his response, Gov. Ajimobi assured the delegation of his administration’s readiness to partner with them to bring the figure of infected people to a barest minimum if not totally eradicated.


Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo said his administration would support the donor agencies with funds and human capital towards the eradication in the state.

NAN

14 comments:

LUCIFER said...

those people can fuck any how i aint suprise.

Miss Ess said...

Na wa

Kay Bee said...

Na wa o. What of that doctor who found a cure in Umudike pls?. Abstinence is the answer finally

Adadioramma said...

Ebe fa ga na akwoli ndu...Na wao

Blackberry said...

The scourge is terrible sha, by now hiv should've been a minor scourge but pple don't like condoms, and sex is the easiest way to get it, don't lecture me about needles n blood transfusion, na sex easy pass.

Rappakatakata said...

If only we followed up on the claims by Doctor Abalaka.

Iman Bella said...

This is serious

Nemerem said...

So running the best programme on HIV/AIDS didn't deter new infections? Then more needs to be done in the area of awareness, not just treatment.
I hope the state government listens and adhere to their advice/proposal, and the people learn to abstain or use protection and generally be more careful.
It is said that "if you are not infected, you're affected" I hope we will be our brothers' keeper and work together to see that this scourge is eradicated.

sholetoga said...

Oyo state is no go area.....biko

Okafor Cynthia said...

No matter how you preach, people will still not listen, if you preach abstinence na you holy pass, oya use condom na they will start giving sex education. I believe that prevention is better than cure.Abstinence remains the best if you no fit hold body eat chocolate!

Anonymous said...

They have shifted from Benue state. This is really scary man.

Phenomenal woman said...

Kai

Anonymous said...

You know in Nigeria when they say 200000 then add jara. More like 600000. But that is still good compared to akwa ibom. 76% are said to be hiv positive. I know a lot of it started with their former governor who himself is hiv positive.

Anonymous said...

I really feel those who contacted this virus through been raped or kidnap. This is indeed scary.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Advertisement