Health News of Sun, 29 Apr 20188
AIDS Commission intensifies door-to-door HIV testing
The Ghana AIDS Commission has intensified its door-to-door HIV Aids education and HIV testing across parts of the country.
The door to door campaign and testing are part of strategies to get 90 percent of people at risk to know their status, diagnosed and treated.
At a capacity building workshop organized for a section of the Eastern and Volta press in Ho, the Ghana AIDS Commission encouraged Ghanaians to know their status.
The door to door campaign and testing is being piloted at the Akuapem ridge, Kwahu, Krobo areas.
The Eastern Regional technical support Coordinator, Golda Asante was hopeful the campaign will go a long way to raising awareness curbing the spread and treating others who may have contracted the virus.
“There are three broad areas we are looking at. One is to increase test rate, ensuring that those who test positive are put on treatment and the third is to ensure that by the year 2020 people who are HIV and are put on treatment will have their viral load suppressed,” Golda Asante said.
She said a lot of people have taken advantage of the door-to-door campaign
The commission is equally worried about some terminology used in reporting or referring to People Living with HIV.
She said the terminologies are to help those with the HIV to be accepted in the society and not to be stigmatized.
She would rather the terminology Persons Living with HIV is used rather than saying victims of AIDS carriers of AIDS etc.