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More than 19,000 Ghanaians tested positive for HIV in 2017 – AIDS Commission.

More than 19,000 Ghanaians tested positive for HIV in 2017 – AIDS Commission.
The Ghana AIDS Commission has uncovered that more than 19,000 Ghanaians tried positive for HIV/AIDS in 2017.This, the commission has portrayed as "stressing", including that the greater part of this number are young people. 

The Commission said a sum of 19,101 people tried constructive for the infection. 

Additionally, the national commonness rate remains at 1.67 with 19,101 new contaminations in 2017 with around 700 passings. 

This was uncovered by the Volta Regional HIV Manager, Courage Botchway, who was allegedly talking at the dispatch of the 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho. 

"Among the overall public, the national commonness is 1.67. It is assessed that in 2017 new diseases were 19,101," Mr. Botchway purportedly said. 

He said all isn't lost for people with the HIV infection in light of the fact that there are drugs uniquely intended for such individuals. 

Botchway further asked the general population to check their HIV statuses, including that all expectation isn't lost when one gets the infection. 

"When you test constructive, you are put on ARVs, beforehand, there were sure criteria that you needed to meet before you were put on the medicine however from 2017 anyone who is HIV constructive has the privilege to be put taking drugs once the individual is eager," he included. 

In the interim, the acting executive of the AIDS Commission, Dr. Steve Kyeremeh Atuahene, has revealed that a greater amount of the young are getting contaminated with HIV/AIDS. 

He said this is because of "high-hazard sex" which is on the expansion among the young people. Clarifying further, Dr Atuahene he said "high-hazard sex" is the circumstance whereby one participates in sex with a various accomplices without utilizing insurance. 

"The measurements are not diverse [from two years ago]. What is distinctive is that we are seeing an ever increasing number of diseases among youngsters. Furthermore, we have to handle that," he said. 

"There are an ever increasing number of youngsters who take part in various simultaneous organizations. What's more, some are additionally associated with sequential monogamy – they switch accomplices after some time and one after another and that uncovered them HIV contaminations," Dr. Atuahene included. 

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