Plateau Records Low HIV/AIDS Presence


Yakubu Busari, Jos

The Commissioner for Health Dr Kamshak Kuden has disclosed that 90 per cent of those diagnosed to be  living with HIV in Plateau state have been able to handle the scourge through  antiretroviral treatment

Dr Kamshak stated while briefing Journalists during the 2017 World HIV and Aids Day celebration at the Joseph Gwomwalk state Secretariat in Jos .

While condoling with the bereaved of those who had passed on as a result of HIV /AIDS related complications, he urged the people to be aware of the danger of the scourge .

Dr Kamshak revealed that government has embarked on steps towards eradicating the disease by 2030 in the state as contained in a strategic plan which identifies critical priority areas in line with vision 90-90-90 of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the state, adding that the state has recorded anti-retroviral therapy (ART) with 13,279 males and 29,853 females in 2017 .

The Chairman of Plateau State 2017 World Aids Day committee, Dr Bupwatda Pokop,a consultant Public Health Physician at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH,  called on Plateau State Speaker of the state assembly to sign into law the bill on stigmatisation .