The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) has counselled and tested 1,877 residents for HIV at various locations across the state.
Its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, disclosed this during an interview at Lafiaji community in Eti-Osa Local Government where the exercise held.
He said 733 men and 1144 women benefited from its on-going HIV Testing services (HTS). During the exercise, 18 new HIVpositive cases were identified. In all, 37 referrals, he said, were done. They included other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB).
Temowo noted that the programmes is to execute UNAIDS 90-90-90 initiative, especially the first ‘90’, based on the policy that 90 percent of the people must know their HIV status and extend it to the second 90, which states that 90 percent of those that know their status get anti-retroviral treatment before the third 90, which emphasise that the 90 percent of those getting treatment must have suppressed the viral load and would not be able to infect others.
By: Oyeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha
The Nation News
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