Over 73,000 people live with HIV in Sierra Leone

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By Alim Jalloh

In a startling revelation, a total of 73,468 people are living with HIV in Sierra Leone, authorities revealed recently. Abdul Rahman Sesay, Director General of the National HIV Secretariat in Sierra Leone, confirmed that among them, over 30,000 are currently undergoing treatment.

He noted that they are working with the Network of Persons Living with HIV, and also collaborating with communities to create people’s awareness of the disease. He called on development partners to work with the HIV Secretariat to reduce the rate of HIV in Sierra Leone.

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