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More women receiving HIV / AIDS than men in Ghana

Health News of Sunday, March 31, 2019

Source: yen.com.gh


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About 65% of the HIV / AIDS population in Ghana is women , the Ghana Aids Commission has estimated.

This corresponds to the National and Subnational Report on Predicting and Predicting HIV and AIDS by 2017.

The report adds that the country's HIV / AIDS population in 201

9 is currently In another breakdown of the numbers, 212, 169 of Ghana's HIV / AIDS population are named women.

There are now 108,309 men between the ages of 15 and 49. The number of men with new infections was at 5,670, while the number of women is estimated at 9,731.

The annual deaths in 2019 were 4,361 for men and 4,419 for women, according to the report, the number of people living with HIV / AIDS has increased by more than 7,000 since 2017.

Two years ago b The country's HIV / AIDS population was 313,063, but the number has risen to 320,992 in 2019.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions have the highest numbers of people living with HIV, according to the report.

However, the regions of the Upper West and the East have the lowest number of people living with the virus.

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