LSACA’s Chief Govt Officer, Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, additionally acknowledged that about 616, 318 individuals within the state have been counselled and examined throughout the similar interval.
Temowo disclosed this at a briefing being a part of the actions put in place to mark the 2016 World AIDS Day on December 1.
He acknowledged, “These statistics merely imply that there are lots of extra people who find themselves not conscious that they’ve the virus, that’s the reason realizing one’s standing is essential.
“It’s a widespread information that an HIV-optimistic individual might be symptom-free for 10 years and can proceed to contaminate others, if not checked and handled. Being HIV-constructive doesn’t translate to demise, with acceptable drugs.”
Temowo mentioned that the company had mobilised HCT vans and well being personnels to exhausting-to-attain communities within the state to conduct free HIV counselling and testing.
This, he mentioned, would allow each Lagos resident to pay attention to his or her HIV standing.
Temowo mentioned that entry to HCT would permit people to know their standing and take applicable steps to stop HIV transmission to different individuals.
He mentioned that this could additionally cease the development to AIDS by way of life-style modification and well being looking for behaviour.
Temowo mentioned Lagos was decided to realize the worldwide targets of eradicating of the illness by 2030.
“Attaining an AIDS-free technology requires collective efforts. For this reason we’re calling on authorities in any respect ranges, people and organisations to affix us on this quest to make Lagos State an HIV Free Zone.
“We implore residents to go to all authorities hospitals inside their areas to entry free HCT, whereas HCT vans will transfer round to achieve different areas for this function.
“We additionally advise individuals to make sure these varied technique of prevention – condom use, hurt discount, voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mom-to-little one transmission, counselling and testing,” Temowo added.
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