Health

HIV/AIDS high rate in rural areas ―NACA

NATIONAL AIDS Control Agency (NACA) has said that HIV/AIDS prevalence has been on the increase among youth in recent time in most parts of the country. Speaking during advocacy visits to media stations and government agencies in Ilorin on Thursday, Head, Public Relations and Protocol of the agency, Mrs Toyin Aderibigbe, said that the disease had been spreading mostly in rural communities of Nigeria. The NACA boss, who lamented porous nature of most of the nation’s borders, said that increasing number of people living in rural boundary areas get infected through contact with HIV positive people. She said that people in the rural areas needed help to reduce the spread among them, adding that the people lacked knowledge and proper awareness on the disease, particularly the institutions to get help from, unlike city dwellers.

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