30 HIV carriers wed in Jigawa

Woman twerks on dead body

Thirty persons living with HIV and AIDS,
have walked down the aisle under the couple matchmaking scheme
initiated by the Jigawa Action Committee on AIDS.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Ahmad, in Dutse on Wednesday, the measure was carried out to reduce the rising number of HIV infected persons
in Jigawa state.

Ahmad said the agency, in collaboration
with the Central Bank of Nigeria, had so far trained 50 HIV positive
women on various trades.
He said, “The agency is encouraging marriages between the HIV positive persons to control transmission of the disease.
“We are also providing skills acquisition training and resettlement packages to beneficiaries of the training programme.”

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