Thursday, May 07, 2015

10,606 Lagosians are HIV positive

At least, 10,606 Lagosians have tested positive for the dreaded HIV disease in public hospitals and facilities in Lagos State in the last one year, says the State Government.      
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed this on Tuesday at a ministerial press conference in Alausa, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
The commissioner disclosed that out of the 58,792 people counselled and tested for HIV, 10,606 of them were found to be positive, which represented 18 percent of the total figure.
According to him, 28,736 pregnant women were counselled and tested during the outreach, out of which 340 were positive and referred to PMTCT services, adding that 2,957 HIV positive clients commenced anti-retroviral treatment in the last one year while 1,066 HIV positive pregnant women and 745 HIV exposed babies were placed on antiretroviral vaccine prophylaxis.
He also said the government conducted the fourth phase of sensitisation of Traditional Birth Attendant, TBA, on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, PMTCT, Universal Safety Precaution, USP, and Referral Linkage to PMTCT intervention.


  1. OMG! Every Lagosian needs to be tested ASAP

  2. Nawa oo, am sure they got it from their cheating husband