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AIDS Commission reveals alarming HIV prevalence at Asokwa, Juaben and Kumasi

Madam Olivia Graham, Ashanti Regional Technical Coordinator of the Ghana Aids Commission

The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that the Asokwa Municipality leads in HIV prevalence in the Ashanti Region, with three percent of individuals in the municipality having contracted the virus.

According to the Commission, Asokwa is followed by Juaben Municipal Assembly, while Kumasi Metropolis leads in new infections.

The Ashanti Regional Technical Coordinator of the Ghana Aids Commission,Olivia Graham revealed this in an interview with OTEC News Reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng on Sunday June 30,2024.

She has therefore called on the public to protect themselves from the virus adding that the virus is spreading like wild fire in the region.

According to her ten people are estimated to have been infected daily in the region in 2023.

“The Ashanti Region had an HIV population of 66,322, with 3,650 new infections recorded in 2023. The prevalence rate stands at 1.70 percent, with females accounting for the majority of cases”

“The Commission’s 2023 HIV estimates and projections also reveal that 353 children between the ages of 0-14 were infected during the year under review”

The Ghana AIDS Commission is urging residents in the region to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of HIV.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.

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