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More than 142,000 people with HIV do not know their status

by The Ghana HIT

More than 142,000 people with HIV in Ghana have not tested for the virus and therefore do not know their status. According to the Ghana Aids Commission over 46,000 people who know their status are not using ARVs.

The Director-General of the Ghana Aids Commission Mr. Kyeremeh Atuahene said that that it was estimated that 190,000 were not on ARVS. He went on to add that about 28% of the people who were sick and did not know their status were aged between the ages of 15-24 years. He concluded by saying that if the trend of the new infections was not controlled then the country would have more than 200,000 HIV cases within the next 10 years.

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