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Ghana’s effort to end the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) scourge by 2030 is under serious threat due to high new infections among young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
5,211 young people 15-24 years infected in 2020
Figures from the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) revealed that out of the 18,928 new HIV infections in 2020, a total of 5,211 are young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
This figure represents 28% of all new infections in 2020.
4,325 females, 886 males for ages 15-24 years
Of the young people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with HIV, 4,325 representing 83% are females, while 886 representing 17% are males.
18,928 new infections recorded in 2020
The GAC report indicates that out of the 18,928 new infections recorded in 2020, adults of 25 years and above constitute 10,032, representing 53%.