Kwara: 432 Children Infected with HIV/AIDS in 6⃣ months


The Kwara State Action Committee on HIV and AIDS (KWASACA) has recorded no fewer than 432 children infected with HIV and AIDS between January and June in Kwara.

The Coordinator of KWASACA, Dr Seleem Alabi, disclosed this at the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Kwara Chapter Week in Ilorin on Wednesday.

The programme was organised to sensitise women journalists on the importance of regular screening on HIV and AIDS.

Alabi in his presentation entitled: “HIV/AIDS an Opportunistic Infection”, said that the cases recorded were from mother-to-child transmission either at birth or through breastfeeding.

He explained that when babies were exposed to infected blood or breast milk, they would be vulnerable to the condition.

The KWASACA coordinator said that HIV was a virus that lives in human blood, sexual fluids, and breast milk.

According to him, it weakens the immune system, so that the body will have a hard time fighting off common germs, viruses, fungi, and other invaders.

Alabi said that the infection would spread from person to person when certain body fluids were shared, usually during vaginal or anal sex, or when sharing drugs through injection.

He said that it could also be passed to the human body from infected needles, tattoos and body piercing.

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