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Prevalence of HIV rate is in the decrease in Adamawa-Expert

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An expert in the control of Tuberculosis and HIV/AID in Adamawa state, Dr Steven John said the prevalence of HIV in Adamawa State has dropped by almost half from 2.5% in 2015 to 1.3% in 2019.

John revealed that the resilience hard work of partners and donor agencies, Staff and the well-meaning individuals who are helping in the campaign against the killer diseases is the magic behind the success despite scarce and limited resources.

He told our reporter in Yola that Adamawa state is leading in the control of Tuberculosis in the country

He however warns that the successes doesn’t mean that new infections do not happen,calling on people to still be careful on the act that can make them prune to the infections.

“New infections do occur, only that this may be at a slower rate.

“Let us remember that it is now that we need to invest more effort in order to achieve the last push towards Getting to Zero! Let’s not lose sight of this trophy, let’s continue the fight until we End HIV in Adamawa State.” He said

While thanking the numerous Health Care Workers in HIV service delivery points across the State, partners in the fight against HIV, UNICEF and the Adamawa PHCDA, NEPWHAN, FHI 360, IHVN and Community Based Organizations who have always been in the front-lines, the Ministry of Health for their continuous support especially through the SOML project, and many other organizations and individuals who contributed in one way or the other,he said there is still no permanent cure for HIV/AID

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