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4,079 Persons Infected with HIV in 9 Months in Bauchi

4,079 Persons Infected with HIV in 9 Months in Bauchi

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No fewer than 4,079 persons were infected with HIV from January to September, the state’s Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, has said.  The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Mansur Dada, who made this known yesterday at a briefing, as part of events to mark the 2017 World AIDS Day with theme Right to Health: Make it Happen, said of the overall number of HIV victims in the state, 247,990 were counselled and tested in 2017. According to him, the state has a total of 196 HIV counselling and testing sites, 23 anti-retroviral treatment sites and 113 Prevention of Mother-to-Children Transmission sites, PMTCT, in tertiary, secondary and primary health facilities. Speaking on the achievements of the agency, Dr. Dada said BACATMA has expand