August 14, 2018

‘Truck drivers among highest carriers of HIV’ (Punch)

‘Truck drivers among highest carriers of HIV’ (Punch)

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS has said that truck drivers are among the highest carriers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the country.

The Director-General of the NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said this in an interview with our correspondent on Friday.

Aliyu said that a survey showed that many truck drivers engaged in sexual activity without protection when they were far away from home and then returned to infect their spouses.

He explained that transport and allied workers were vulnerable to HIV but not sufficiently recognised as ‘most at risk populations, even as they serve as ‘bridge populations’ between the female sex workers and the general population, including their wives. Read more

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