292 Test Positive To HIV

No fewer than 292 persons have so far
tested positive to the HIV virus in Ido-Osi
Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The Head of Ido-Osi Local Government
Action Committee on AIDS, Mrs. Modupe
Ajayi, made this public in Ido-Ekiti on Friday.
She said the figure represented the sum
total of reports made available to her by field
officers attached to the committee.
Ajayi also said more than 5, 620 persons
were also counseled and later tested, out
which 37 pregnant women, 73 males and 146
females tested positive.
She said those who tested positive had already been referred to the Federal Medical Centre,
Ido-Ekiti, for confirmation of their status and subsequent treatment.
According to her, officials of her committee now pay advocacy visits to institutions such as
Oganganmodu Grammer School, Ido-Ekiti, Corpers’s Secretariat, Ido-Ekiti and Victory
Orphanage, Ifaki-Ekiti.
Mr Taiwo Benson, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Community, Family Health
and Rights Development in Ekiti, appealed to government to increase the budget of the
State AIDS Control Agency to enable it effectively combat the pandemic.

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