General News of Monday, December 3, 2018
Dr. Boamah (l) took a hit on Bagbin (r) for his HIV / AIDS -Test Suggestion for Aspirants
The former Minister of Communications under the then John Dramani Mahama government, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has thrown a subtle nudge on Second Deputy Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin over his proposal to elect parliamentary and presidential aspirants Forced labor to commit to HIV / AIDS test.
According to the trained physician, Bagbin should have proposed by consensus to include mental health examinations for candidates who are flag bearers or lawmakers in the country.
"Hon Bagbin on compulsory HIV infection Test, why not add the Mental State Examination (MSE)? He asked on his Facebook page in a post spotted by MyNewsGh.com. [1
The NDC legislator, who has recently been known to be fighting a huge filing fee, made these remarks as part of his discussion contributions on the floor of the House to celebrate World AIDS Day in Parliament.
"… We have to involve him as part of the qualification of a Member of Parliament. Before you decide to vote, go for an HIV test, and so it should be for all presidential candidates, "said Mr. Babgin.
He did not elaborate.
HIV prevalence among young people in Ghana
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has shown that the HIV prevalence rate among the active adolescent reproductive class of the Ghanaian population has risen by 0.5% in 2017.  19659006] This was announced during the observation of World AIDS Day in Bolgatanga by Deputy Senior Regional Director of Public Health, Dr. Josephat Nyuzaghl.
The first December of each year since 1988 is a raising awareness of AIDS, which is caused by the spread of HIV infection and the sadness of people dying from the disease.
This year's World AIDS Day is entitled "Know Your Status" He 90-90-90 campaign to be diagnosed 90% of all HIV-positive people De-retroviral therapy for 90% of patients, in which by 2020, 90% of those affected by virus suppression.