NACA confirms 306,489 tested positive for HIV in 2021

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA),  has confirmed over 306,489 people tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2021.

National HIV Testing Day is celebrated annually on June 27, a day that was first observed on June 27, 1995. To encourage people to get tested and know their HIV status.

According to Punch, the data obtained shows that the 306,489 people who were confirmed positive are among the 7,647,637 people that were tested for HIV and received results in 2021.

The press which was released in Abuja on Monday, by the Director-General of NACA, Dr Gombo Aliyu, stated that “The earlier someone is diagnosed as living with HIV and initiated on life-saving treatment, the better chances of controlling the virus and preventing the spread.

“People can live long and healthy lives with early detection of HIV and proper treatment and care.”

“We can end and prevent the spread of HIV if we know our HIV status. Testing is the gateway to HIV services,” he said.

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE
Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

WHO Cautions That Hepatitis Virus Is Causing The Deaths Of 3,500 Individuals Daily Worldwide

In a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been revealed that the hepatitis virus is responsible for the death...

Discover the Amazing Health Benefits of Boiled Eggs

Boiled eggs are a common ingredient in kitchens worldwide due to their flexibility, affordability, and simplicity in preparation, making them a popular breakfast choice...

Pediatricians Advise Against Giving Children Medications without A Prescription From A Doctor

Experts in child health recommend that parents ensure any medication given to their young children, particularly those under the age of five, is prescribed...

Infant Born with Low Ability To Cry, Jaundice Are More Likely To Have A Predisposition To Epilepsy

Dr. Joy Alejo, a specialist in pediatric neurology at University College Hospital, who oversees the care of children with developmental disorders, epilepsy, and neurological...

Immunization Is Key To Preventing Disease Outbreaks, Says Dr. Muhammad Balogun

Dr. Muhammad Balogun, an Epidemiologist and Resident Advisor with the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme and the African Field Epidemiology Network, emphasized...

Recognizing Early Signs of Heart Disease

The initial indications of heart disease can differ based on the particular condition or risk factors involved. Nonetheless, there are several typical early signs...

NAFDAC Issues Warning About Counterfeit Tandak Injection Powder In Gombe State

NAFDAC has issued a warning to Nigerians regarding a counterfeit product, Tandak® injection, found in Gombe state. The agency was alerted to this by...

Important Information That Women With Adenomyosis Should Be Aware Of According To Gynecologists 

Health professionals specializing in maternal care recommend that women who suffer from regular pain and heavy bleeding during menstruation should be evaluated for adenomyosis. They...

Advantages Of Pap, Garri, Kunnu and Similar Food On Heart Health

Consistent consumption of fermented foods with significant levels of live microbes has been linked to a decreased likelihood of experiencing a heart attack, stroke,...

5 Advantages Of Adding Ginger To Your Meals

If you want a natural spice to enhance the flavor of your favorite dish, consider using ginger. While there are many beneficial medicinal spices...