Ghana records increase in HIV cases since arrival of ‘One Corner Dance’
New cases of HIV infections in Ghana have recorded an alarming 70.15% increase in just one year. The figure increased from 12,000 new infections in 2015 to 20,148 in 2016.
The increase in new infections is a matter of concern because Ghana recorded significant gains in the key target areas of ending HIV/ AIDS for five years.
The figures were contained in a report by the National AIDS Control Programme.
The report also indicates that the Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.
The findings were revealed at the Commission’s two-day annual strategic planning meeting.
The Ghana AIDS Commission is, therefore, asking Ghanaians to be extra careful in order not to contract the deadly disease.
Director-General of the Commission, Ambassador Dr Amokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to voluntarily test for the virus.
Why does this sharp increase in infection corresponds to the arrival of the kinky ‘One Corner’ dance?
Your guess is as good as ours.