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January 26, 2021
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HIV/AIDS Transmission Changing

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The National Aids Council says sex workers continue to posethe greatest risk in spreadingthe HIV virus.

They remainthe most worrying group althoughthere are positive declines inthe prevalence rate.

The National Aids Council Secretariat is now focused onthe Most At Risk Populations to reduce HIV transmission using combination of prevention approaches.

The National Aids Council Secretariat Dr Benare Ben says reduction intervention programs will be carrlied out on risk associations to motivate behavioural change.

Dr Ben says HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has dropped from 1.8 to 0.8 per cent. This shows prevention and care practices are taking place with condom usage and regular blood tests bythe general population.

Scaling prevalence down to proportion,the Highlands Region recordsthe highest rate.

Meantime,the secretariat will discuss with development partners on better budgetary appropriations and exit’strategies.

This is to ensure investments in HIV/AIDS strenthen systems at all levels of health, education, social protection, community support systems and civil societies.

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