Ehanire made this pronouncement during a media briefing in Abuja.
He said “If a person is positive, the virus can be transmitted sexually,” he claimed, rather controversially.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a lot is still unknown about the virus; but currently maintains that it is transmitted through droplets from an infected person.
The virus’ known routes of transmission are the mouth, nose and eyes.
Health experts have said there is no evidence to show that the virus can be transmitted via vaginal or anal intercourse; but that it can be transmitted through kissing an infected person.