Monday, May 1, 2017

We distributed 7 million condoms to Abuja residents in 2016 - FACA





The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS (FACA) said it distributed seven million condoms to FCT residents in 2016, to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. In a recent interview with NAN, the Project Manager of the agency, Dr Uche Okoro said that beneficiaries consisted of those vulnerable to the condition like commercial sex workers and homosexuals.
He further said that FACA carried out intensive training for those prone to HIV/AIDS infection on the importance of the use of condoms, consistently, while having sexual intercourse.

According to Okoro, the prevalence of HIV had reduced drastically in the FCT with the agency’s massive enlightenment campaign, especially in 2016.

He also said that FACA had designed a five-year strategic plan from, 2017 to 2021, on eradicating HIV/AIDS in the territory.