According to the 2016 HIV Surveillance Survey, HIV prevalence was highest in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana at 2.7 per cent. This is a turn-around from the 2015 report which indicated Ghana’s capital, Accra, had the highest HIV prevalence. There is a need for government and civil society to maintain sensitisation, HIV testing and counselling service provision in all regions so that other regions are not neglected due to a low prevalence. Our constant neglect of what seems to be low prevalence areas always reaps negative outcomes. Such regions end up becoming high prevalence areas, and the cycle continues. All Ghanaians – young, old, married, unmarried, with or without disabilities, educated, uneducated, adolescents, aged, living in rural, urban or peri-urban areas, employed or unemployed need to know their HIV status and seek early treatment.
Founder and Executive Director - Cecelia Senoo
Read the official HFFG press release for World AIDS Day 2017 below.