COVID-19: 105 Tested Positive For HIV During Virus Lockdown In Ogun – Govt

by on November 29, 2020

By Onwuka Gerald

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr Tomi Coker, stated that about 105 persons tested positive for HIV in Ogun state during the COVID-19 stay home period.

He gave the disclosure at a press briefing to commemorate the 2020 World AIDS Day with the theme “United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID-19”.

The Commissioner highlighted that statistics revealed that 20,827 persons were living with HIV in the state.

With the development, the state has the highest cases of the virus among South-West states.

The commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management Board, Dr Nafiu Aigoro, said the 20,827 patients have been placed on Anti-retroviral care as a way of keeping the virus in control.

Continuing, she explained that Ogun State has a prevalence rate of 1.6 percent.

She added that during the COVID-19 lockdown period, 49,211 persons were counselled, tested and given results in which 105 out of the total number, tested positive.”

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