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Angola Counts 18,000 New Cases Of HIV/AIDS In First Half Of 2021

 

Angola has registered 18,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS in the first half of 2021, the country’s Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

 

The data resulted from 1,046,908 tests performed at various diagnostic centers and health facilities in the country.

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Compared to the same period in 2020, there was a reduction in new cases, taking into account the record of 26,000 positive cases out of 920,620 people tested.

 

According to Franco Mufinda, the secretary of state for public health, 94.4 percent of the new cases are from adults.

 

Mufinda explained that the challenge for the government is to further alleviate the situation through conducting more tests and acquiring more medications.

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