1 February 2016

Angola: 2,523 Cases of HIV/Aids Recorded in 2015

Ondjiva — A total of 2,523 cases of Hiv//Aids were recorded in 2015 by the health authorities in southern Cunene province.

The information was released by the head of Public Health Department in Cunene province, Félix Belarmino, who said the above figure shows a drop of 210 cases as compared to the previous year.

According to the source, 102 people died of the disease in 2015 in Cunene.

The official explained that the drop in cases was owed to the awareness campaigns the health authorities conducted in the province.

He recognised Cunene was fourth in prevalence of cases of Hiv/Aids with 4,7 percent, hence the need for prevention measures.

Félix Belarmino stated that there are currently 20,675 people living with the disease in the six municipalities of the province, 5,474 of which are pregnant women and 8,052 children.

He said as well that currently the province has 19 centres to assist infected adults, 15 for pregnant women and one for children, including Volunteer Counseling and Testing Centres in all municipalities.

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