”AIDS has no cure” – NEPWHAN President

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By Ikenna Osuoha

Abuja – Mr Abdulkadiri Ibrahim, President, Network People living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Monday reiterated that HIV/AIDS had no known cure in sight.

Ibrahim told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that it was wrong for some religious bodies, herbalists and spiritualists deceive people with lies of cure.

He the people living with HIV/AIDS disregard such claims which were utterly based on falsehood.

“AIDS has no cure, anybody telling you the contrary is just lie,” Ibrahim said.

The president cautioned against carelessness and risky behaviors, adding that only regular intake Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) in compliance medical prescription was key to achieving viral load.

According to him, as long as one continues to take his or her drugs timely, there is tendency that he or she will live a healthy and longer life.

Ibrahim, however, called for more creation and sensitization on facts and management HIV/AIDS, which he said was the way forward.

He commended the National Agency for the Control AIDS (NACA) over the campaign against the scourge, stressing that effective collaboration among stakeholders was imperative to achieve a HIV free society.