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Karmajiji IDP Camp Residents Receive HIV Testing Services

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The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has provided HIV testing services to more than 200 residents of the Karmajiji Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp and its environs during a medical outreach organized by the Directorate of Health Services of the National Assembly and the Wesley Guild Society of the Methodist Church, Nigeria.

imagesAt the outreach, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara commended the efforts of non-governmental and faith-based organizations in ameliorating the challenges faced by the IDPs and called for their integration pending return to normalcy in the North East.

“NGOs can support but the government must stand up and be counted. We have to live up to our responsibility as government to provide social services to our brothers and sisters especially victims of this ongoing war on terrorism,” he said.

imagesThose who turned up to be counseled and tested expressed happiness that the free services were brought to their doorstep. IHVN FCT Regional Manager, Dr. Olayemi Olupitan said that the Institute is working towards ensuring that “95% of people living with HIV know their status, and are enrolled in care, and attain viral suppression. Instead of testing 90%, now we are saying we want to test 95%,” she said.

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