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In Kaduna HIV/AIDS 72% adolescent girls infected with virus don't know their status

About 72 percent of HIV/AIDS infected adolescents in Kaduna State are young girls who don't know that they are carrying the virus, a Non-Governmental Organisation has said.

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To this end, the group said it will train about 60 young girls carrying the virus who will in turn champion the activities of a project, "Big Sis Lock Down the Virus."

Speaking on Friday, June 10, 2016, the State Coordinator of Association of Young Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Sunday Aaron, said the training of the infected young girls was to curtail further transmission.

"We will train 60 young girls who are infected so that we can send them to facilities close to them to access treatment," Sunday said.

He said the project will be carried out in Jema'a and Jaba  Local Government Areas where the prevalence rate are  high.

"We choose these communities so that our support groups can partner with us by mobilising the people," Sunday said adding that the project, "The Big Sis: Lock down the virus for the prevention of new infection," and end the scourge by 2030."

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