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HIV cases raise alarm bells

March 29, 2019 7:40 am

Two hundred cases of HIV or Human Immune-deficiency Virus have been recorded in the Tailevu Province, raising alarm bells.

Tailevu Provincial Council Chair Rusiate Tudravu, says the figures have prompted the council to take action by engaging their sub-committee for health to work with the Health Ministry and other stakeholders to deal with the issue.

He adds work is already underway to ensure effective awareness is being addressed.

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“We are now look into areas where we can prevent the disease before we can go for other medical services and that is something we are looking into all preventative measures that we can have especially the workshop awareness program, working with the health ministry, our various Tikina and Turaga Ni Koro and our village nurses the awareness part of it.”

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says they have mechanisms in place to ensure those that are HIV positive are treated.

 

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