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2019 World AIDS Day Commemorated In Accra

Ghana joined Countries in the Continent yesterday, December 1 for the commemoration of the 2019 World AIDS Day in Accra on the theme, “Communities Make the Difference - Help End AIDS.”

About 16 years ago, HIV was seen as a ‘death sentence' but due to the effective collaboration of local and international governments and private partners, new ways were developed as HIV response mechanisms, she said.

One of the proven ways was the introduction of anti-retroviral drugs to keep HIV patients healthy and strong.

Ghana has made notable progress in the national HIV response, and therefore commended the Ghana AIDS Commission, and its partners for the dedicated efforts towards sustainable quality and affordable treatment for the achievement of universal health coverage.

About 65% of Ghana's HIV/AIDS populations are females, the Ghana Aids Commission has revealed.

This is according to the 2017 national and sub-national HIV and AIDS estimates and projections report and the country's HIV/AIDS population is currently at 320,992 in 2019.

Two years ago, the country’s HIV/AIDS population was 313,063, but it has risen to 320,992 in 2019.

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com

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