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23,495 Ghanaians Test Positive For HIV in 6 Month – REPORT



23,495 Ghanaians Test Positive For HIV in 6 Month - REPORT

According to statistics from the National STIs and HIV/AIDS Control Programme, a total number of 23,495 people tested positive for HIV in the first half of 2022.

As a result, a network of institutions leading the HIV and AIDS response in the country has begun national stakeholder engagements as part of processes to review interventions for better outcomes.

The Ghana HIV& AIDS Network (GHANET), a non-profit organisation leading HIV interventions in the country, said the move had become necessary because, despite efforts at reducing new infections and enough AIDS, the desired impact seemed far from being achieved.

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Speaking at one of such stakeholder meetings in Accra, the President of the network, Ernest Ortsin, said the surge, coupled with undesired outcomes, justified how critical it had become for stakeholders to rethink existing interventions to help keep the surge under control.

The workshop was organized by the network, in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP).

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