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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

50 homosexual, 618 prostitution spots exist in Anambra-- Report

Anambra State Government says no fewer than 50 homosexual and 618 prostitution spots exist in the state.
It described the areas as HIV and AIDS high-risk targets in the state.
The Director of the state’s AIDS Control Agency, Dr. John Ndibe, who disclosed this on Monday in Onitsha, Anambra State, stated that the government would use its limited funds to target such spots and ensure that the operators were educated on the need to protect themselves and their clients against the deadly scourge.
He said the agency, as a co-ordinating agency on HIV and AIDS activities, was committed to making sure that it gets the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS
to a zero level in the state as directed by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ndibe further disclosed that the agency had conducted a survey of high-risk factors and spots for HIV and AIDS in the state in order to effectively cut the transmission of the deadly virus.
“Part of the result of the epidemic report was to identify spots where they operate; now having identified spots were they operate and we have an estimate of their numbers.
“We now use the hard funds to target them in those places so that even if they continue with their trade, they will be doing it in a safe way, in such a way that they don’t transmit infection because basically that is what we want to do”, he noted.
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