More than 22,000 people are living with HIV in Bono Region – Ghana AIDS Commission

Over 22,000 people are living with HIV in Bono Region – Ghana AIDS Commission

Mr. Ahmed Bambilla

Friday, December 02, 2022

The Bono region is leading in the country with over 22,000 people living with HIV in the region, the Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed.

The Commission worried the figure represents 2.61 per cent prevalence and described the situation as an alarming one.

Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bambilla, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions Technical Coordinator of the Commission revealed in an interview with in Sunyani.

He pleaded with parents to at all times keep eye on their children, explaining that the situation was caused by key drivers including very low rate of condom usage, particularly among the youth.

According to Mr. Bambilla, the figures were from the Commission’s 2020 data report gathered in 2021 and is likely the 2021 data would be higher per the key drivers.

He further indicated that elaborate celebration of funerals and festivals, growing population of female sex workers and men who have sex with men are other activities causing the high increasing HIV cases in the region.

Mr. Bambilla said high stigma and discrimination against HIV patients are others factors.

The Municipal/District data breakdown on the HIV prevalence in the Bono and Ahafo regions would be highlighted by in ‘CHAPTERS’

The CHAPTERS would include activities leading the spread of HIV.

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