Lagos intensifies HIV/AIDS counseling, Agency deploys mobile HIV Control and Testing Trucks

Posted by News Express | 19 November 2015 | 5,769 times

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The Lagos State Government through the State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) has deployed three mobile HIV Control and Testing Trucks across the state to intensify efforts towards controlling the HIV scourge through public enlightenment and counseling.

Addressing Stakeholders recently in his office in Lagos, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, said that the trucks apart from public enlightenment, would also help to convey officers to conduct test on the virus.

Ogboye stated that the agency has enlarged its dragnet to include Faith Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and non-governmental organizations in order to further enlighten Lagosians on the dangers and implications of contacting the virus.

LSACA, according to him, is collaborating with organisations such as the Diocese of Lagos West Church of Nigeria, Ansar-ur-deen Central Mosque, Bolorunduro Health Matters Foundation, Jenarius Peter Health Care Initiative, GIPEC Chaplaincy Corps, Cherubim and Seraphim Church in some Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas of the State.

He disclosed that the benefiting Local Government and Local Council Development Areas include Ikeja, Oshodi-Isolo, Ikotun-Idimu, Mosan-Okunola, Ayobo-Ipaja, Ojo, Ori-Ade, Eti-Osa and Surulere.

Source: News Express

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