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Thursday, May 19, 2011

9,253 tested positive to HIV/AIDS in Lagos within last year

At least 9,253 people,  about 8.9 percent have tested positive to the Human immunodeficiency virus, HIV,  in Lagos State in the last one year.
Also, the three most prevalent diseases managed in 7,211 patients attended to during the period under reference were malaria 30 percent, hypertension 26 percent and upper respiratory tract infections, 10 percent.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed this, Wednesday, at the ministerial briefing on the activities of his ministry in the last one year.
Idris who said that HIV/AIDS remained a disease of public health significance, disclosed that the ministry/Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, in collaboration with development partners, during the period under review, counseled and tested 104, 344 clients of which 9,253 (8.9 percent) tested positive.

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