New HIV Test Kit Approved By The FG

In an attempt to drastically reduce the numbers of HIV patients in Nigeria, the Federal government has approved the  Wondfo rapid test kit, which could be used as a confirmatory test because of its high specification of 99.4 per cent.
The National Coordinator, National AIDS/STI Control Programme (NASCP) Dr Akudo Ikpeazu, made this known while presenting the evaluation report on the kit, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that results released in 2019 by the Federal Government indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4 per sent among adults aged 15 to 49 years.

UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million people living with HIV in Nigeria.

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