The Lagos State AIDS Management Company (LSACA) has tested and counselled 1,877 Lagosians for HIV in its on-going HIV Testing Companies (HTS) on the completely different places throughout the three senatorial districts of the State.
The Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of the Company, Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, who disclosed this just lately throughout an interview with information correspondents, acknowledged that the people concerned embody 733 males and 1144 females whereas 18 were discovered being HIV positive.
In his phrases, “Majority of those that tested positive were new an infection circumstances whereas three were beforehand identified circumstances of positive shoppers. In all, 37 referrals were completed which included different Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) circumstances”.
Talking on the continued HTS challenge, the Baale of Lafiaji Group in Eti-Osa Native Authorities, Chief Olarenwaju Alli-Balogun expressed appreciation to the State Authorities for bringing HTS to the neighborhood and referred to as on the Authorities to set up a well being submit in the neighborhood so as to give the residents entry to well being amenities.