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Nigeria: 1,702 Pregnant Women Test Positive to HIV in Lagos

May 13, 2014

This article was reported by PM News.

PM News reported that an HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) program in Nigeria's Lagos State was able to place thousands of HIV-positive clients on antiretroviral treatments, including 1,702 pregnant women and 1,143 HIV-exposed newborns who were placed on prophylaxis. An additional 5,492 HIV-positive clients also began antiretroviral therapy. A total of 115,424 clients and 40,997 pregnant women were counseled at various health facilities or from a mobile truck that travels the state.

Dr. Jide Idris, health commissioner in Lagos State, said the program has deployed a second HCT mobile truck so it can increase prevention and behavioral change. Attendance at out-patient clinics and antenatal clinics has increased greatly between 2011 and 2013, by 32 percent and 68 percent, respectively.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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