Techiman Municipality records lower HIV cases Stephen Agyemang-Badu, Techiman Municipal Focal Person on HIV and AIDS, has said there had been a reduction in the HIV prevalent rate in the municipality following the implementation of good policies.

He said Care International, an NGO, assisted some traditional authorities to organise drama, television shows, distributed condoms and education on HIV and AIDS in schools and communities.

Mr Agyemang-Badu said this at a durbar organised by the Four Heart-to-Heart HIV Ambassadors of the Ghana AIDS Commission organised at Techiman to educate the people on the virus.

They were Reverend and Mrs John Azumah, Ms Charity Owusu Danso and Ms Gifty Torkono.

He said with the establishment of the HIV and AIDS Clinic in the Municipality, more than 2,000 patients had registered while NGOs and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) dealing with HIV and AIDS and had been assisted with Anti Retrovial Therapy (ART) drugs.

Mr Amoako Adams, Deputy Techiman Municipal Co-ordinating Director, acknowledged the important role Ghana AIDS Commission had played in the reduction of the prevalent rate in the country and commended the ambassadors for their efforts.

Rev. Azumah said there had had many misconceptions against People Living with HIV some attributing it to a curse or witches and wizards.

Source: GNA

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