More women on HIV treatment in Nigeria –NACA

Some seven hundred and forty-seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three females were among the 1,090,233 people on anti-retroviral treatment in Nigeria by June, National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, says.

In a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday, Mr Greg Ashefor, the Acting Director, Research Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, in Abuja on Friday, added that 342,380 males were also on ARV treatment.

He said the number included all persons on treatment programmes supported by the US Government, Global Fund, and the Federal Government.

Ashefor further said that the Federal Government programme covered 62, 120 persons on treatment, with 44,116 persons in Taraba State and 17,904 persons in Abia State.

“The government has a scale-up plan, called fast-track plan to actually put more people on drugs.

“There are other interventions going on. The partners are also doing test and treatment in collaboration with the government.

Ashefor said, however, that there was still a huge gap in terms of data management.


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