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Educational awareness

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, May 24, 2014

THE Northern Division recorded eight cases of HIV last year, an increase of four from 2012.

This was revealed to USP Labasa campus students by Dr Atinesh Prakash from Northern Reproductive Health Clinic at an educational awareness program yesterday.

Dr Prakash said such cases were likely to increase if people failed to take pro-active measures against the illness.

"In 2012, the North recorded four cases and last year, it recorded eight," he said.

"The cases of HIV increased in the last year and imagine if this trend continues, we will be expecting more cases in the future.

"Here in the North, the cases are usually identified through clinics and the ante-natal care."

Dr Prakash said only a few people had been visiting the clinic for HIV tests.

"Identifying the cases is very difficult because people are not coming up for tests. It's only proper for people to come to us so they can know their health status," he said.








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