Daily Trust (Abuja)

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.

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