Treatment of HIV in Oyo State, on Wednesday, received a boost, with the inauguration of three laboratories which were renovated and reequipped by AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) at the cost of N50 million.
Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, speaking at the inauguration, declared that HIV was still pandemic in Nigeria and, as such, the importance of ensuring people affected by the virus could access quality care.
Dr Gbadegesin, represented on the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Yemisi Iyiola, stated that the laboratories were to further support the treatment of HIV which had commenced in all local government areas in the state.
The commissioners, who remarked that HIV should not be a death sentence, if diagnosed and treated early enough, urged people living with HIV to utilise the facilities that APIN had provided, adding that Oyo State government was dedicated to making the state AIDS-free. Click for more…