HIV Cases in Bono Region
Chapter 6 (Modes Of Transmission)
Sexual Relationships Contributes 80% HIV Transmission
January 05, 2023
The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that sexual relationship contributes 80 per cent of HIV transmission.
This is according to the Commission’s 2020 HIV data report gathered in 2021, and available to thefourlens.com.
The data disclosed that Mother to Child transmission of the virus also contributes 15 per cent.
Blood and blood products mode of transmission is 5 per cent, the data said.
Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bambilla, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions Technical Coordinator of the Commission disclosed this to thefourlens.com in an interview.
He explained that funeral and festival celebrations were some of the major factors contributing to the increasing spread of the HIV virus through ignition of sexual activities.
He therefore cautioned the general public to be mindful and use condom if one can not abstain.
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