Connect with us


105 tested HIV-positive during lockdown in Ogun – Govt



  • Share
  • Tweet

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, has announced that no fewer than 105 persons tested positive for HIV in Ogun State during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dr. Coker made the revealation during a press briefing to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day, with the theme, ‘United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID-19.’

According to the commissioner, 20,827 people were living with HIV in the state.

While speaking on the drivers of the HIV epidemic in the state, the commissioner attributed it to poverty, low literacy level, stigma and discrimination, low political will, low use of condom and risky sexual behaviour.

Source link

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.