By Dooshima Jose
Weekly review performance of the Implementation partners working across HIV, tuberculosis and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Taraba State has revealed that over 36,000 residents in Taraba are HIV positive.
The weekly review, which took place at the Situation room, located in the premises of the State secretariat, brought together various implementation partners, including RISE Nigeria, World Health Organization, among others.
At the time of filing this report, 36,396 persons living with Human Immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Taraba State, were said to be currently under a regular treatment in State.
Out of this number on treatment, 20,200 are said to be virally suppressed.
Out of the 2,156 persons said to have been tested for HIV across the sixteen local government councils of the State, last week, 77 persons were confirmed positive.
359 of the number tested are children between year 0-14 years old.
76 out of the 77 persons who tested positive, were also said to have been linked to treatment with various health facilities scattered across the State.
Meanwhile, Taraba State government, through the State Agency for the Control of Aids, has again expressed commitment to eliminate the virus from the State come 2030.