Over 5000 HIV cases recorded in Upper West Region

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The regional technical coordinator said despite several interventions to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, the stigma against persons living with the virus still continue to be a bane, making some infected persons shy away from treatment.

This and many other challenges have pushed the Upper West region to move from the second lowest in 2015 per the 2016 HIV sentinel survey results to tie with Western regions as the 5thmost HIV-infected region in the country with 2.5% prevalence rate.

Mr. Dramani opined that 261 persons who were diagnosed with the virus "are lost to follow-ups" and "this is worrying because we cannot guarantee the kind of lifestyles they are living".

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