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BACATMA: 40000 People HIV Positive in Bauchi

| December 10, 2013 More

 Gov Isa Yuguda

Segun Awofadeji

The Bauchi State Agency for the control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA) has disclosed that 40,000 people are living with HIV virus in the state.

The Chairman of the Agency,Dr. Adullaziz Mohammed who made this known  Monday on  the occasion of World AIDS Day in Ningi local government area of Bauchi state said that out of the figure, 14,000 were already on anti-retroviral treatment,  while the 18, 000  were  yet to commence treatment.

According to him, “the HIV prevalance  in the state as at 2001 was 6.8%. In 2010, it was 2% and in 2012, it came down to 0.6%, which shows that people are becoming enlightened about the virus in the state. The state presently has 127 HIV screening centre and 21 anti-retroviral treatment  centres”.

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Category: Bauchi State News

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