Monday, 5 December 2016

Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDP Camps

The Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), Malam Barkindo Saidu, says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state.
Saidu who made this disclosure while speaking with reporters in Maiduguri on Sunday said the cases were recorded after voluntary screening in some IDPs’ camps in the state, adding that two out of the 512 persons were children.
“We are currently conducting voluntary screening on HIV/AIDS in IDPs’ camps across the state to determine the status of the people, especially those rescued from the Boko Haram terrorists.
“As at last week, we have recorded 512 positive cases, among which two are children,” he added.
He said that the state had witnessed rising cases of the disease due largely to the Boko Haram terrorism.
“Currently, 2.4 per cent of the population of the state are living with HIVand AIDS, which translates to 108,000 persons, going by the record of the National Population Commission.
“But only a tiny portion of these people can access treatment because most anti retroviral centres have closed,” Saidu said.
He explained that only 32 out of the 90 anti retroviral centres were still operational in the state.
“Before the Boko Haram terrorism, we had 90 treatment centres across the state, but only 32 are still functional today.
“The rest have been closed down due to the Boko Haram terrorism, ” Saidu said.

1 comments:

  1. Come join the first 100% sustainable community where your bitcoin grows by up to 140%. It is simple and without the hassles of a matrix system. This is a community where things are done right.

    BITCOIN ONLINE BUSINESS SITES THAT ARE PAYING !!!!
    http://www.bitcycler.com/register/bitlogin
    http://www.bitcycler.com/register/bitglobal
    https://bitjam.biz/?ref=bitjamlogin
    https://btclab.io/?ref=bitlogin
    https://bitsea.biz/?ref=bitsealogin
    http://www.bitcycler.com/register/bitlogin
    https://asset-finance.com/?ref=assetlogin
    http://btcbank.io/?ref=1G8B3WUYcHKQjk7mFzhde21aoE5P495vCc
    https://gethelpworldwide.com/?ref_id=190195-Masebinu_Olayinka_Samuel

    ReplyDelete