105 tested HIV-positive during lockdown in Ogun – Govt

November 30, 2020
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Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, has announced that no fewer than 105 persons tested positive for HIV in Ogun State during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dr. Coker made the revealation during a press briefing to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day, with the theme, ‘United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID-19.’

According to the commissioner, 20,827 people were living with HIV in the state.

While speaking on the drivers of the HIV epidemic in the state, the commissioner attributed it to poverty, low literacy level, stigma and discrimination, low political will, low use of condom and risky sexual behaviour.

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