The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) said the efforts made during the past five years to curb the speared of HIV/AIDS have yielded remarkable results.
With more than half of all Ethiopian adults tested for HIV in the past five years and a campaign for behaviour change in place, specialists are now calling for a more targeted approach.
More than 565,000 people have received Voluntarily Counseling and blood Testing (VCT) in South Ethiopia Peoples State over the last six months, state’s health bureau said.
Addis Ababa, Tuesday March 29, 2011- The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office and its partners yesterday dismissed as "groundless and inaccurate" reports by the Ethio-Channel, a weekly Amharic newspaper that there is a shortage of condoms in the country and particularly in Addis Ababa.
Ato Alemu Ano, Director of the Multi-sectoral Response Coordination Directorate and representatives of DKT-Ethiopia, PSI and UNFPA told a press conference held yesterday at the FHAPCO conference room that there is abundant stock of condoms in the country. They said the condoms are distributed free of charge through health centers, youth clubs, and many other distribution channels. The speakers said though the condoms are provided free of charge to the users they are bought at high cost through funds obtained from the government and partners.