HIV/AIDS: NACA deploys new technology

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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has adopted a new technology for HIV screening.

Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services, disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Saturday.

Olafa said the new technology was that of a non blood based test kit, designed to promote privacy and confidence among users.

She said that the screening kit was oral based with simplicity, accuracy and speed in ascertaining one’s HIV status.

“It is in line with the commemoration of World Aids Day with the title “Community makes the difference” in which we are engaging the community to help in reduction of HIV spread”.

Olafa urged Nigerians to embrace the new technology for HIV screening, saying that HIV detection was not the end of life.

”If you are positive with oraquick, don’t conclude yet, go for confirmation in a nearby hospital facility,” she said

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  • Ayomide Samuel Aina December 15, 2019 08:17:57 PM
    That great
  • Daniel Forcha December 11, 2019 08:21:27 PM
    another vaccine
  • ewache benard December 11, 2019 05:14:38 AM
    thanks for the update
  • Emmanuel Gabriel December 10, 2019 11:45:35 AM
    Wow oooooo Interesting
  • Peter Daniel December 10, 2019 07:33:14 AM
    That's great
  • Yakubu Abdullahi December 9, 2019 07:15:50 PM
    Good team up from the body
  • Gabriel Denedo December 9, 2019 09:49:04 AM
    I hope there are good results
  • Ojekwe Blessing December 8, 2019 06:44:59 AM
    The deadly disease so far
  • Adewale Adesuyi December 8, 2019 05:43:15 AM
    That's fine
  • Adewale Adesuyi December 8, 2019 05:43:03 AM
    That's fine
  • Godpower Jeremiah December 5, 2019 11:54:37 PM
    We hope this HIV will have cure one day
  • Alechenu John Zion December 5, 2019 12:59:39 PM
    Be aware beloveth
  • Ezeokoye Ursula Ebubechukwu December 5, 2019 12:29:53 PM
    thanks for this wonderful update
  • Olatunbosun Adebayo December 4, 2019 12:44:19 PM
    Thanks for this wonderful information and updates
  • oyelami Grace December 4, 2019 11:42:23 AM
    Is really of a good help
  • Rashidat Awoyemi December 3, 2019 05:06:55 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Rashidat Awoyemi December 3, 2019 05:06:43 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Onyedikachi Eugene Okoro December 3, 2019 12:05:24 PM
    Is really of a good help
  • Yakubu Abdullahi December 3, 2019 08:16:38 AM
    Good update
  • Yakubu Abdullahi December 3, 2019 08:16:18 AM
    Good update
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