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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Disregard False Claim of HIV Spread – GHS

BY: Daniel Orlando | Voltaonlinegh.com |

The Volta Regional Health Directorate has dismissed a report suggesting a surge in HIV cases at the Ho Technical University or any tertiary institution in the region.

In a press statement on June 5, and signed by Dr. Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, the Acting Regional Director of Health Services, the Directorate reviewed HIV testing data from all health facilities in the region and found no evidence of an increase in HIV cases at any facility or tertiary institution.

The statement highlighted the successful implementation of various strategies by the Health Directorate and its partners in combating HIV/AIDS. These efforts, it noted have resulted in an impressive 85% reduction in new infections and the elimination of mother-to-child transmissions.

To maintain the progress achieved in HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, the Directorate urged residents to actively engage in disease awareness campaigns and utilize tailored services that cater to their specific needs. Stigmatization should be avoided, and the community is encouraged to support these initiatives.

Dr. Dzokoto emphasised that individuals can access HIV services while safeguarding their privacy and confidentiality at any health facility in the region. It is vital to recognize that HIV remains a reality, and everyone is encouraged to adopt positive lifestyles through sexual abstinence, faithfulness to partners, and consistent condom use, the statement added.

Meanwile, the management of the Ho Technical University, in a separate press release sighted by Voltaonline, urged the public to disregard the false publication, asserting that legal action will be taken against individuals who share this misleading information.

Below is the full statement from the Health Directorate

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com 

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