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It is Possible to Eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2020: Nigerian Government

by Vishnuprasad on March 5, 2015 at 8:09 PM
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It is Possible to Eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2020: Nigerian Government

A complete eradication of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria could be feasible by the year 2020, said Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Kayode Issa at the commissioning of two HIV counselling and testing mobile tents in Ilorin on Monday.

Issa also said that the state government, with its robust health system, has remained proactive against the deadly virus. According to Issa, in Kwara State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has health sector as one of his cardinal policies.

"His government had since inception committed much money into the issue of HIV/AIDS. We believe that by the year 2020, the virus can be eradicated or reduced to the barest minimum in this part of the world. Already, the statistics needed on the number of newly infested persons have been compiled while the drugs required have been provided," Issa said.

"We will spread the news to the rural areas across the state to enhance more development on the eradication of the deadly virus and attain the zero discrimination target in line with the global theme for the year," Issa added.

Source: Medindia

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