2,143 test positive for HIV – GhanaWeb

The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has, in between October 2020 and March 2021 tested nearly 30,000 people for Human Immune Virus (HIV) with 2,143 individuals testing positive.The USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is designed to improve the capacity of the federal government of Ghana and its partners to provide quality, thorough HIV services for individuals living with HIV.The Counsellor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Ghana, Virginia Eliot who disclosed this kept in mind that out of the number who evaluated favorable for HIV, 1,988 of them have been started on treatment.She was speaking via zoom innovation throughout the 2021 media workshop and anti-stigma project on HIV/AIDS arranged by the United States Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He kept in mind that, due to the preconception that individuals living with HIV go through, it is difficult for most of them to interact socially and get included in any community activity.He for that reason challenged the media to help people in the community to accommodate individuals living with the virus because it is not a communicable diseaseMrs Dzid Kwame, Media Specialist for the PEPFAR task would demonstrate effective techniques to attain 95-95-95 epidemic control at the nationwide level.”It implies 95 per cent of individuals living with HIV will understand their status, 95 percent of people identified with HIV infection will receive a continual antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of individuals getting antiretroviral treatment will have viral suspension”, he explained.

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