Eleven new HIV cases recorded

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After the recently concluded regional testing day, eleven people have been tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Antigua and Barbuda.

HIV/AIDS outreach coordinator Gail Aska said that among those tested positive are seven males and four females.

During the testing day activities, a total 1831 people were tested.

The outreach coordinator says the number of HIV positive people is alarming.

“I have been seeing things that are like alarming to me.”

Aska says she believes that the after-fete behaviour is a contributor to this figure.

“Next year when I put my program together I have to change my strategy. Because I notice now is most young, when they drink alcohol, they don’t know themselves,” she told a local radio programme.

Since the first diagnosis of HIV was made in Antigua & Barbuda in 1985, an estimated total of 1,155 HIV infections were recorded as of December 2016.

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