13 December 2012

Nigeria: '38,000 Persons Living With HIV/Aids in FCT'

NEPWAN FCT Coordinator, John Okene, made the revelation yesterday at the FCT 2012 World AIDS Day celebration at the Millennium Park, Abuja.

On his part, Project Manager, FCT Agency on the Control of AIDS (FACA), Dr. Uche Okoro, said there are over 38,000 people living with HIV and receiving care in 20 comprehensive ART centres, with over 18,000 of them on ante-retroviral drugs.

Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya, said the World AIDS Day celebration commenced December 1, with aim at increasing awareness and fighting discrimination.

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.