Temowo made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking in Lagos at a forum on adolescents living with HIV.
Temowo urged the people to know their status early, added that drugs for HIV could be obtained free in any government hospital in the state.
Also speaking, Olufemi Onanuga, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Primary Healthcare, said the state government would sanction any school or organisation guilty of discriminating against HIV patients.
Ambode, the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion, urged LSACA and all relevant government agencies to continue sensitising the public on the danger of discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS.
World AIDS Day is designed to honour AIDS victims and focus on issues surrounding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
The coordinator, however, said that some of those affected were not effectively accessing anti-retroviral therapy because of stigmatisation.
“We have more than 1,000 patients in Bama camp and 3, 000 in Gwoza camp while over 1,000 others are taking refuge in the host communities.
“We have heard of many supporting NGOs in Borno but none of them has approached us to offer assistance to the IDPs living with the virus.
“The IDPs living with such ailment are constantly challenged; they do not go out to access drugs.
“Most of them are shy while some are afraid to be identified by others as carriers.
“They sometimes complain to us that they are not allowed to go out of the camp to access drugs in other centres.
“The honest truth is that government is not paying priority attention to the plight of such persons,” said Mustapha.