Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2012

HIV infection is preventable –Dr. Ekiyor’s wife


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As Patani LG Mark 2012 World AIDS Day Celebration

By Ikpibako Shepherd

Nigerians has been urged to join hands to fight the spread of the deadly disease Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) by knowing their HIV status and taking needed preventive measure.

Mrs. Gloria Ekiyor wife of Patani Council Chairman made this appeal on the occasion of declaring open the 2012 world AIDS day in Patani Headquarters Patani Local Government Council, Delta State.

Her words, “we should be reminded that HIV infection is preventable. We all have our individual roles to play as parents, guardians and children in this regard by delaying sexual activity among the young and unmarried, using certified latex condoms regularly and correctly, avoiding the sharing of needle or other instruments used for piercing the body, and more importantly knowing your HIV status by being tested”.

The Council first lady noted that poor dissemination of information about AIDS at the grassroots have made many casualties or victims of this deadly disease. She called on all stakeholders to be involved in the enlightenment campaign. According to her “this enlightenment must not be left to Government alone. It must not end here. Civil societies, Non Government Agencies, Religious groups and all humanitarian organization must be involved in this global effort to stop the spread of the deadly disease. I wish to call on our religious and community leaders to use their various fora to increase awareness among our people”

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