The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that 80% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in the country are Christians.
The AIDS Commission revealed this stat as they called on churches in the country to help in combating the menace of the disease.
Speaking during a World Aids Day event at Kwadaso in Kumasi, the Technical Coordinator for the Ghana AIDS Commission, Olivia Graham, made this stunning revelation.
According to her, due to this fact, they are looking to work with churches to increase awareness, voluntary testing and antiretroviral use.
“Indeed, Christians are the majority population in the country and statistics show that 80% of persons living with HIV in Ghana go to church, therefore, the AIDS Commission seeks to strengthen its partnership with the church and encourage the church to use its pulpit to mobilize its members to test for HIV and support those who test positive to access and attend to antiretroviral treatments.” Graham said.
“I would like to make a special appeal to the church because they are in a unique position to help achieve the 90-90-90 target,” she added.