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14,200 Youths In Benue Are Living With HIV/AIDS


It has been uncovered that no less than 14,200 Benue young people are as of now living with the feared HIV/AIDS in Benue State. 

The disclosure was made by the President of the Association of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS, APYIN, Fabian Tor. 

Tor made this known at the 2016 World AIDS Day festivity in Makurdi with the topic, "Hands on for HIV Prevention." 

As indicated by him, "The advancement is a major issue however our individuals are focused on guaranteeing that the infection does not move from us to another, or from one individual to the next. 

"Truth be told, we are endeavoring to guarantee that hostile to retroviral drugs get to our individuals, that the infection is stifled and that the contaminated live joyfully." 

In his discourse, Country Director, United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, Dr. Camara Bilali, said the world body recognized Benue State as one of the states with high commonness rate of the infection. 

Spoken to by Mrs. Ashir Wende, Project Manager, World Bank Assisted HIV/AIDS Program Development Project, Benue Office said: 

The UNAIDS would proceed to lead and move the world to accomplish its mutual vision of zero new HIV contaminations, zero segregation and zero AIDS-related passings. 

"The UNAIDS is very much situated to give fundamental specialized help to guarantee that 90% of individuals living with HIV know their status, 90% of those determined to have HIV are getting to maintained hostile to retroviral treatment, ART, and 90% of those on ART accomplish solid viral concealment." 

Representative Samuel Ortom, who was spoken to by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo, in his discourse, guaranteed that his organization would keep on partnering applicable offices to stem commonness of the infection in the state. 

Official Secretary of Benue State Agency for the Control of AIDS, BENSACA, Dr. Dura Gideon, said all hands must be on deck to battle against the executioner sickness.
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