The HIV / AIDS epidemic in Ghana. HIV / AIDS policy fact sheet.
There were an estimated 350,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana as of the end of 2003. The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate (the percent of people living with the disease) in Ghana is still relatively low compared to the sub-Saharan African region overall, and appears to be fairly stable, but there are an increasing number of people living with HIV/AIDS in this low-income country, posing challenges to both prevention and treatment efforts. The Government of Ghana created a National Advisory Commission on AIDS (NACA) in 1985 and established a National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in 1987. The Ghana AIDS Commission was inaugurated in 2000, followed by the implementation of the country's National Strategic Framework (NSF) on HIV/AIDS for 2001-2005. (excerpt)