HIV/AIDS: Abia Moves To Stop New Infections

The State Prevention Technical working Group on HIV/AIDS has been charged to implement comprehensive Prevention strategies to ensure the achievement of Zero new infection of HIV/AIDS across the State.

The new Project Manager/Executive Secretary of the state Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS Dr. Mrs Uloaku Emma-Ukaegbu stated this in the third quarter meeting of Group at Harriet Hotel Umuahia.

The project Manager said that the Government of Dr. Alex Otti is doing great in the health sector especially in the area of HIV/AIDS to ensure the achievement of 95:95:95 before the year 2030. This entails the target of 95% of all Abians knowing their HIV status, 95% of those positive being placed on treatment and 95% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression.

Dr. Mrs Emma- Ukaegbu therefore charged the CARITAS International and Society For Family Health to work in collaboration with SACA and other relevant stakeholders on HIV/AIDS to ensure quality service delivery that will generate evidence- base data.

Highlights of the meeting were the presentation of Prevention activities implementated in 2nd quarter of the year .by the key service provider in the State
This was followed by a session of brain storming, questions and development of Action plan based on identified gaps and challenges in other to cub the spread of HIV/AIDS