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Saturday, 10 June 2017

There are 160,000 women and girls living with HIV in Ghana - UNAIDS

A new report by UNAIDS on HIV prevalence in women has revealed that Ghana is among countries with the highest prevalence rate in West Africa. As many as 160,000 women and girls in Ghana are living with the virus, the report said.

The 2017 report titled “When women lead, change happens – women advancing the end of AIDS” provides global statistics on the prevalence of HIV among women across the world.
The report also highlights the contributions, challenges, and successes of the UNAIDS in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

According to the report, 18.6 million women and girls are reported to be living with HIV in the world. The report said women accounted for 51% of people living with HIV worldwide, but with large regional differences—in western and central Africa, nearly 60% of all people living with HIV are women. As indicated in the UNAIDS report, nearly one million girls and women were newly infected with HIV in 2015.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women accounted for 56% of new HIV infections among adults. Young women aged 15–24 accounted for 25% of new HIV infections among adults and are at particularly high risk of HIV infection, despite accounting for just 11% of the adult population.

Speaking to Wendy Laryea on TV3 Midday Live on Thursday 8th June, the outgoing country representative of UNAID, Girmay Haile admitted that the fight against stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS has not been successful, largely because of social norms and cultures.

“If there is any area that we haven’t succeeded then it is that area of stigmatization and discrimination.” He further explained that reproductive health education and HIV/AIDS education are not friendly enough to sustain the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Girmay Haile also explained that criminalization of sex work has not helped the issue either.
 “Even though we have made considerable progress we still haven’t been able to arrest the situation because they are in conflict with the law and the tendency is for them to go underground, so we are unable to reach them to offer these services to get them out of it”.
The prevalence rate among female sex traders in Ghana is 11.1%. Aside the HIV prevalence, female sex workers also face challenges as physical violence and sexual violence.

Source: Ghana's 3news.

13 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Phew!



~glo rule your world~ cos I do•

Anonymous said...

How many women dey for small GH wey 16k dey
Infected
Is wa oo

Manuel Kunmi said...

It is well

SUPER HERO said...

pls remind me the population of Ghana again..

Anonymous said...

SayWhat!..how many women dey the entire country again how many remain!..and davido still dey carry enter room..nawa oo

nigeria newspaper said...

Ghana women like fuck without condom

livingstone chibuike said...

hmmm

Anonymous said...

This is so fucking true. I leave in Ghana and I can confirm this. They will literally beg you not to wear a comdom because they won't enjoy when u wear a rubber. U ken not enjay en orange with de skin 😂

Ricky said...

True story o i stay east legon 4 good years all my Ghana bitches love anal sex , oral sex , raw skin skin with their big round butts i had a great time from 2015 till now ive done over 7 hiv tests and im good

PLUS said...

chai!!this is really bad ooo may God help dem

GhanaGirl said...

Nigerians can't just read and understand proper English because of pidgin. it says 160,000 women and girls in Ghana are living with the virus,Not Ghanaian women which means there could be Nigerian women living in Ghana who will be classified as women as well. Because of the peace and stability there are lots of people from Sub-sahara Africa especially Nigerians. Do you know the number of Nigerian, Ivorian and Liberian women involved in prostitution in Ghana? You should see the number of Nigerians flooding our hospitals for great health care which Nigeria doesn't have. Linda, you are always quick to publish bad news from Ghana

Vivian Reginalds said...

nawa
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Please calm down. Dont insult us.

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