The Kwara State Action Committee on HIV and AIDS (KWASACA) has recorded no fewer than 432 children infected with HIV and AIDS between January and June in Kwara.
The Coordinator of KWASACA, Dr Seleem Alabi, disclosed this at the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Kwara Chapter Week in Ilorin today.
The programme was organised to sensitise women journalists on the importance of regular screening on HIV and AIDS.
Alabi in his presentation titled: “HIV/AIDS an Opportunistic Infection”, said that the cases recorded were from mother-to-child transmission either at birth or through breastfeeding.
He explained that when babies were exposed to infected blood or breast milk, they would be vulnerable to the condition. Too sad!