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HIV/AIDS: KWSG harps on regular medical check-up

 

The Kwara State Government has advised the Network of People Living
with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) on the need for regular medical check-up and
intake of their medication so as to live long.
The state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, gave the advice last week
while presenting relief materials donated by the Kwara State Action
Committee on Aids (KWASACA) to people leaving with HIV AIDS in Ilorin.
According to Alabi, who is also the state Chairman of KWASACA, there
are other diseases that are deadlier than HIV/AIDS, noting that
regular intake of prescribed drugs is vital to looking good and
staying healthy.
He urged the people not to lose hope as a result of their HIV status,
stressing that the present government would give them the necessary
support to make life comfortable for them.
The deputy Governor added that the state government would continue to
spread its tentacle of leadership to the people living with HIV/AIDS.
Speaking earlier, the Secretary of KWASACA, Dr Seleem Alabi, commended
the state government for what he described as unprecedented and
uncommon passion, love and care to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Alabi added that the presentation of the relief materials would go a
long way in providing succour to the PLWA, noting that the agency
would continue to work with the Network to control and curtail the
spread of the disease.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Messrs Muftau Yusuf and
Emmanuel Fadesere appreciated the state government for supporting
them, pledging to continue to ensure that the disease did not spread
beyond those already infected.
The relief materials donated to the people included bags of rice,
beans, semovita, eggs and jerry cans of vegetable oil.

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