The Taraba Government on Sunday said 77 persons tested HIV-positive out of 2,156 during the ongoing mass testing and treatment to ensure a HIV-free society by 2030.
Director-General, Taraba State Agency for the Control of Aids (TACA), Dr Garba Danjuma, disclosed this during TACA’s weekly review performance of the implementation by partners working across HIV, tuberculosis, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).
He noted that 36,396 victims of HIV in Taraba are under going regular treatment while 20,200 others had been virally suppressed.
“It is our hope that the name HIV should not be found in Taraba State by 2030.
“During our mass testing and treatment project over the weekend, only 77 persons were confirmed positive for the virus out of 2,156 tested across 16 local government areas of the state.
“We tested 359 children of between 0-14 years old.
“The 76 out of the 77 victims have already been linked for treatment with various health facilities across the state,” he said.