Ghana : Concoctions are not cure for Aids – Dr Annie-Akwetey22 August 2009
Accra: Some herbal concoctions can suppress symptoms of HIV. This does not mean that herbalists have found cure for the disease. The Director of Policy Planning at the Ghana Aids Commission, Dr Sylvia Annie-Akwetey told Radio Ghana such claims by herbalists creates the wrong impression that cure has been found for the disease. This makes persons living with the disease to think that they have been cured leading them to worsening health conditions.
Dr Annie-Akwetey urged the media to investigate herbalists who claim they have a cure for HIV and Aids.
Business Coalition call for more education on HIV
Accra: Although the overall national HIV prevalence in Ghana is 1.7 percent, actual statistics are showing that there are significant variations within the age group of 24 and 34 years. The group constitutes the bulk of the workforce. A statement by the Ghana Business Coalition against HIV and Aids calls for intensification of educational programmes to help control HIV infection among the working class and their families.