The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that more than 19,100 people have been infected with HIV in 2018 in Ghana. The Commission stated that of the number of infected persons, 3,300 are children under 14 years of age. At the same time, the number of orphans in the country who would be infected with HIV / AIDS is 260,000.
The figures were leaked by the Acting Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Kyeremeh Atuahene.
He pointed out that new indicators such as fertility, mortality and breastfeeding and various data sources were used for the projections. The global goal of the fast-track 90-90-90 states that by the end of 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will be HIV-positive by the end of the year.
Atuahene said Ghana is making progress in the fight against HIV / AIDS, but admitted that the 2020 target is very unlikely to be met.
The AIDS Commission hopes to be able to care for infected orphans who are not already receiving social support.