As Ghanaians continue to deal with COVID-19 and its resurgence, HIV/AIDS is also on the increase.
According to the Ghana Health Services 2019 HIV Sentinel Survey Report on HIV, the number of infected Ghanaians has been increasing exponentially in some areas in Ghana.
1st December is a day set aside annually to create awareness and inspire global solidarity for persons infected with or living with HIV/AIDS.
As stakeholders in HIV/AIDS prevention, DKT International Ghana celebrated this day with activities to remind Ghanaians on the need to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and Covid-19 with support from its Fiesta and Kiss condom brands.
The organization distributed 2,000 customized Safety Kits at Mamobi, a suburb of Nima, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence in Accra, as stated in Ghana Health Services survey.
Each kit comprises Kiss branded face mask, a hand sanitizer, and 3 pieces of the new Kiss Strawberry condoms.
In his remarks, the Country Director of DKT International Mario Flores Alvarez stated “During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget about the HIV virus that has claimed over 32 million lives worldwide, according to UNAIDS.
Prevention and testing are two key components to eradicate both viruses, therefore DKT International remains committed to supporting both in Ghana”.
This year’s event theme is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility” and DKT International will also take the opportunity to support healthy reproductive health decisions, educate about HIV prevention and sensitize not to marginalize people living with HIV/AIDs.