Project Manager of the Ondo State Action Committee on Aids, Dr. Dayo Adegbulu, said on Saturday in Akure the HIV/AIDS cases in the state had dropped to 1.7 per cent.

He said the rate of infection in the past was 3.2 percent.

Adegbulu stated this at a workshop organised by the Ministry of Sports and Youth development in collaboration with ODSACA.

He said, ?We have been able to reduce HIV/AIDS prevalence to 1.7 per cent, it shows that a lot of work is being done through the state government and the stakeholders and the civil society organizations that are also doing a lot of work in the state.

?By 2015, we would achieve zero per cent and stop new infections. With the way we are going now. We also hope to reverse the impact of the epidemic with new initiatives and strategies.

?I am confident that we can achieve the goal but we need more supports from the stakeholders.?

The Permanent Secretary in the ministry of sports and youths development, Mr. Ade Okiki, said the state government was concerned about the spread of HIV/AIDS infection and had been looking into ways of curbing it.

Source : Punch NG


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