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HIV/AIDS: Over 145,000 adults,15,000 children affected in Rivers

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:58 AM

RIVERS State has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS with a
total of 145,236 adults and 15,000
children affected. Priscillia Shu, Co-ordinator, Rhema
Care Integrated Development Centre
stated this when the HIV/AIDS
awareness center facilitated a
sensitisation programme among staff
of the Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism . To curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, the
awareness campaigner stressed the
need for abstinence and faithfulness
to one uninfected partner at the
event. She also advised on the need to avoid
use of unsterilized sharp instruments
and ensure that only screened blood
are transfused. Shu recalled that the epidemic first
came to lime-light in America in the
80s then gradually crept into Nigeria
in 1988 in Calabar through a 13 year
old teenage girl. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Culture and Tourism Mrs. Grace
Akpughunum-Okwulehie who was
represented by the ministry’s Director
of Administration, Mrs. Ibiere Pepple
enjoined all staff to join hands in minimizing the spread of HIV/AIDS....http://www.vanguardn...cted-in-rivers/

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