Nagaland: A long way from zero new HIV infections

KOHIMA: Nagaland has to do a lot to achieve zero new infections, and this can be possible only with greater committment from health service providers and State AIDS Society.

Altogether 14,563 people in Nagaland have so far tested positive for HIV and 16 per cent of them are between 15 and 24 years of age.

This was disclosed by Tinurenla, deputy director of monitoring & evaluation, ), during a sensitization programme on HIV with the media in Kohima on Saturday. She added that Nagaland (percentage of population-wise)continues to remain in the top six HIV prevalence states in the country.

Presenting the keynote address, project director of NSACS, N L Changkija, said the media plays a very important role in making people aware of things happening around them including matters relating to the health sector.

The relationship between the media and NSACS is very important and should continue so that people can benefit in the health sector, he said.

 

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