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HIV/AIDS killing more than COVID-19 – Health expert warns FG

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Dr. Miriam Ezekwe, the Southeast zonal coordinator for the Nationwide Company for the Management of AIDS (NACA) has mentioned the outbreak of COVID-19 adversely affected responses to the remedy of HIV/AIDs sufferers in Nigeria.

The well being professional mentioned that the majority of the sources mapped out for the remedy of HIV/AIDs sufferers within the nation had been channelled in the direction of combating the unfold of COVID.

She disclosed this in Owerri, Imo State capital whereas interacting with newsmen on Thursday.

She mentioned, “If not for the short response of the federal authorities in the course of the outbreak of AIDs, many extra Nigerians would have died of it. Sadly, the eye of the FG has been shifted to COVID-19, which is believed to be probably the most killer illness.

“Let me inform you, HIV/AIDS is killing extra folks in Nigeria than COVID-19 however many individuals have no idea this.

“Coronavirus is an airborne illness, however HIV/AIDs is a Sexually Transmitted Illness and you already know what meaning.

“In Southeast, the variety of HIV/AIDs sufferers are rising by the day. Anambra State is the worst hit with a ratio of two.4percent, Abia is 2.1, Enugu State is third with a ratio of two.0 whereas Ebonyi State is 1.0.”
She appealed to the federal authorities to see the necessity to deal with the 2 killer ailments with utmost precedence as a result of, in keeping with her, HIV/AIDs is deadlier than COVID-19.

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