Scientist Advises Nigerians to Embrace Positive Lifestyles to Prevent HIV/Aids
An Enugu-based Laboratory Scientist, Mr Chineye Nwekpe, on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace lifestyles that would prevent them from HIV/AIDS.
Nwekpe, who is also a former Chairman, Laboratory Scientists Association of Nigeria, Enugu Chapter gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.
He said that it would be better and easier to prevent the condition than managing it, adding that HIV treatment could not be found in every hospital in the country.
The scientist noted that most government hospitals that treat HIV/AIDS could run out of the drugs sometimes.
“Since it is better to prevent diseases without pain, I think we should go back to the basis of prevention and enlightenment campaign in churches, schools, markets, motor parks among others,” Nwekpe said.
He advised pregnant women to always go for HIV test while attending antenatal in order to ascertain their status.
“This will prevent the child in the womb from contracting the condition from the mother to child.”
He also advised medical experts who attend to pregnant women to always make sure that the delivery rooms and equipment were kept safe.
Nwekpe further urged the people to desist from unprotected sex and sharing of sharp objects like razor blade, syringes, clippers, pins, nail cutters to avoid contracting HIV.