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Kwabre East: 27 SHS students test positive for HIV – Health Directorate

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According to the most recent information made public by the Ghana Health Service, at least twenty-seven (27) Senior High School (SHS) students in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region have contracted HIV/AIDS (GHS)

Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are on the rise, according to Municipal Health Director Mrs Elsie Kissi-Appiah, who urged residents to be cautious and take precautions.

At a local presentation, the Ministry of Local Government and Decentralization and Rural Development hosted, she made the announcement.

‘It is sad to inform you that twenty-seven SHS students have contracted HIV/ AIDS due to unprotected sex and multiple sex partners. Teenage pregnancy is also on the increase’

Collins Ntim, the deputy minister for local government, lamented the circumstance and urged all parties to drop their guard.

‘The government is also interested in providing free antiretroviral drugs and one can go for them, ‘, the Minister said.

The National STIs and HIV/AIDS Control Programme’s Programme Manager, Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo, recently revealed that 23,495 persons tested positive for HIV in the first half of this year.

Source:Ghpage

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