16,574 new HIV infections, 9,359 deaths recorded in 2022

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Ghana recorded a total of 16,574 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in 2022.

The figure is against a total of 18,036 illnesses registered in 2021.

This was stated in a release published by the Ghana AIDS Commission in Accra on Tuesday.

The 16,574 new cases of HIV infection span all age groups.
For those who were 15 years and above, infections documented were 13,706; children from zero to 14 years were 2,180; teenagers from 10 to 19 years were 645 and young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years were 739.

Unfortunately, deaths arising from AIDS recorded for persons of all ages were 9,359.

Adults (15+ years) were 7,179; children (0-14 years) 2,180; adolescents (10–19 years) 645 and young people (15–24 years)were 739.

At the present, the overall HIV in Ghana stands at 354,927 with those aged 15 and above dominating the table with 330,215 infections.