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7,953 people in Upper East are infected with HIV/AIDS


7,953 people in Upper East are infected with HIV/AIDS

Around 7,953 occupants of the Upper East Region are individuals living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as at December 2020. This is as indicated by information from the Ghana AIDS Commission.

The information on the quantity of individuals living with HIV/AIDS toward the finish of 2020 showed that an aggregate of 346,120 individuals were living with the infection in the country with 66% of them being females and 34 percent being guys.

A territorial breakdown of the information shows that the Ashanti Region has the largest number of individuals living with the infection as it recorded 73,245 HIV/AIDS cases follow by the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions with 70,855 and 47,866 cases separately.

The Western, Central and Volta Regions follow with 25,620, 24,881 and 20,949 cases separately.

The Upper East Region is the eleventh most contaminated locale with 7,953 individuals who are living with the infection beating the Northern Region which has 6,941 of its inhabitants living with HIV/AIDS.

The North East Region which recorded 2,122 cases is the locale with the most un-number of individuals living with the infection follow by Savannah and Upper West Region which recorded 3,135 and 5,725 separately.

Ghana, since it recorded its first instances of HIV/AIDS in 1986, has made different strides including the foundation of the Ghana AIDS Control Program in 1987 and the Ghana AIDS Commission in 2000 to control the illness which fix or immunization is yet to be found.

The nation is said to have gradually however consistently gained ground in its reaction to HIV and AIDS. The 2018 HIV Estimate Report showed that the National HIV pervasiveness rate was 1.6 percent with local predominance going from 2.66 percent in Ahafo as the district with the most noteworthy HIV/AIDS commonness to 0.39 in North East Region as the least territorial commonness.

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