Tuesday, 10 July 2012
79 Babies Of Hiv/aids Parents Test Negative
The current HIV prevalence in Bauchi stands at 2.0 per cent as against the 6.8 per cent in 2001”.
He said strategic interventions of the agency include behavioural change communication and prevention of new infections, HIV counselling and testing, anti-retroviral therapy services, management of opportunistic infections, prevention of mother to child transmission, and community home based referrals.
Liman said the state government in collaboration with development partners and NGOs has made substantial progress in its response to HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“The agency has established 11 comprehensive Anti-retroviral Therapy centres providing treatment to eligible HIV positive individuals, and there are 23 new HIV counselling and testing centres in the state”, he said.
He said the agency has within the past one year trained 1093 healthcare workers on various aspects of HIV prevention, care and treatment.