Health News of Wednesday, 16 May 2018Source: www.ghanaweb.comHIV/AIDS on the rise among gays, prostitutes - Dr Ayisi Addoplay videoDr. Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programme Manager of National AIDS Control ProgrammeReports indicate that although HIV/AIDS is on the decline in Ghana, the prevalence of the disease is on the rise among gays and prostitutes, the Programme’s Manager of the National AIDS Control Programme, Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo has revealed. Speaking at a conference organised by U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Dr. Ayisi said HIV/AIDS prevalence increased in 2017, recording about 19,000 new infections of which 3,400 were children with about 16,000 recorded deaths. Western Region recorded 2.4%, Volta Region 2.3%, Eastern Region 2.1 percent and Upper West and Upper East recorded 1.3 percent respectively. By 2017, PEPFAR had supported HIV testing services for more than 85.5 million people, including more than 11.2 million pregnant women.
Source: GhanaWeb May 16, 2018 21:45 UTC