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HIV Outbreak Reported In Zamfara State After 94000 Pregnant Women Tested Positive To HIV

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Oct 20, 2016 – HIV Outbreak Reported In Zamfara State After 94000 Pregnant Women Tested Positive To HIV Virus

At least 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara.

A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme disclosed this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT).

The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end of a seven-year treatment and support rolling plan for those living with HIV in the state in Gusau on Thursday.
Sarki said more than 500 women living with HIV received anti-retroviral drugs in the state during the period.

He said 4,436 persons living with HIV in the state were cared for by his organisation.
He explained that the project was aimed at strengthening the capacity of the country’s public, private and community sectors for sustainable HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, control, care and treatment within the health system.

He said his organisation had succeeded in providing services at four comprehensive care and treatment sites as well as trained health personnel in 19 Management Sciences for Health (MSH) supported facilities in injection, safety and waste management.

He said as the project was winding up in the state by November, there was need for the state government to takeover and continue in order to eliminate HIV in the state.

While applauding the services rendered by the organisation in the state, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, assured that the state government would soon study and takeover in order to sustain the programme.

The project was conducted in the five states of Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates of appreciation to the programme participants.



  1. Tendy

    October 20, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Really bad, carefulness should be our watchword
    Our NYSC fellas in the above states mentioned, really need to be very careful

  2. fifelomo

    October 20, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    This is a bad news. Everyone needs to be extra ordinary care.

  3. Bella

    October 21, 2016 at 1:04 AM

    goodness gracious!!!! is it airborne???

  4. Bella

    October 21, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Is it airborne ? ?

  5. mulikat

    October 21, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    God have mercy Zamfara state again, 94,000 Pregnant women HIV positives, last week was Kebbi State with over 100.000,i cant really remember but more than Zamfara, they should do HIV text before marry.why in the northern part is more, they marry many wifey,without text and still have sex partner outside,very more than other part,everything God will take control, u forget of condom,so text woman before marry her,to save life of the ones they have at home, before the new wife come,maybe she have HIV, he will now transfar it to innocent other wifery and outside road side lovers use Condom.

  6. sola olaniyi

    October 21, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    OMG…a state of emergency should be declared there immediately

  7. ade eagle

    October 21, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    god save us o

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