UNAIDS calls for pragmatic measures to deal with rising HIV/AIDS infections

girmay-haileThe United Nations and AIDS has called for pragmatic measures and steps in dealing with the rising number of HIV/AIDS cases in Ghana and the globe.

A recent Report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has revealed that, the country’s middle class has the highest HIV/ AIDS infection rate.

According to a report from the World AIDS Day 2012, the country, at sixty six percent is one of the 25 low to middle-income countries – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa who has seen more than a 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections each year.

Speaking to Live FM on the sidelines of a signing of pledge to support the UNAIDS’ ‘Protect the Goal Campaign, the Country Coordinator, Girmay Haile, disclosed that, the pledge will be vital for making a tangible contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.

According him the latest trend of infections among the middle class including professionals, musicians, celebrities, university students etc.- is alarming and needs to be addressed with urgency.

The campaign seeks to appeal to young people across the country to celebrate life and support Ghana “Protect the Goal” Campaign by protecting themselves against HIV infections and adhering to safe sex towards achieving targets of Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination, and Zero AIDS-related deaths.

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