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Government has called for concerted efforts with its partners to curb the increased number of HIV/AIDS in Southern province.

Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Sibanze Simuchoba says government needs concerted efforts from its partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS by putting in place initiatives such as community sensitization activities such as performing arts.

Mr. Simuchomba it is regrettable to note that Southern province has continued recording increased cases of new HIV/AIDS infections.

Permanent Secretary said this in a speech read for him by his deputy, Douglas Ngimbu today in Choma District during the launch of the Zambia Community Prevention Program (Z-CHPP) attended by provincial HIV/AIDS stakeholders.

The PS added that that while government through the National Aids Council is providing leadership for a coordinated, multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, there was need for other actors to do more in order to curb the spread of the HIV virus.

“ It is sad to note that Southern Province had an overall rate of 14.5 percent HIV prevalence with Livingstone and Mazabuka showing higher figures in HIV infection rates of 23.5 percent and 18.4 percent , respectively, ‘ he said.

According to the World Health Organization estimates, more women and girls are twice more likely to be infected than their male counterparts.

And the PS has urged HIV actors to ensure that condoms were made available and accessible in an effort to curb the HIV pandemic.

Mr. Simuchoba observed that there was less use of condoms and more of substance abuse such as alcohol among young people and called on HIV/AIDS actors to find ways of promoting condom use among young people and creating awareness on substance abuse in the communities.

“Bars are opened as early as 6 in the morning and close late in the night. Do you expect a person to remember using a condom in a drunken stupor, he asked?”

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15 COMMENTS

  1. ARVs have made some people to start misbehaving and having unprotected sex thinking that’s the cure

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    • RED FLAG :O
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      :O This is serious. The geographical position of SP let alone the nature of business in the area especially Livingstone leaves much to be desired. Livingstone could be the “hotspot” and organisations like the NAC and Z-CHPP needs to double up. The statement “Bars are opened as early as 6 in the morning and close late in the night” is extremely baffling because it goes to show that there is LAWLESSNESS in the area. With all those prostitutes chasing tourists and lawless and careless NEZ, Spaka like lilo and Jay jay as Tax drivers working late at night and taking chances at tired and used “wholes” anything is possible. I hope the story is factual and based on true research, otherwise, this is challenge to all everpoliticking SP MPs to show leadership and contain…

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    • Let’s have mandatory HIV testing in Parliament. If this is done I guarantee you 100 percent of Southern UPND MPs will test positive. Sad but true. They know it themselves. This is a non debatable issue its a fact these guys like sha.gg.ing too much.

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  2. What you expect when now the rat who hails from eastern province only cares about eastern

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    • Just face the facts that Tongas are naturally promiscous. They envy their cows and marry like cows.
      They even praise themselves like Tonga Bull, Mwanamuchende etc. This has nothing to do with Lungu..

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    • RED FLAG :O
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      :O This is serious. The geographical position of SP let alone the nature of business in the area especially Livingstone leaves much to be desired. Livingstone could be the “hotspot” and organisations like the NAC and Z-CHPP needs to double up. The statement “Bars are opened as early as 6 in the morning and close late in the night” is extremely baffling because it goes to show that there is LAWLESSNESS in the area. With all those prostitutes chasing tourists and lawless and careless NEZ, Spaka like lilo and Jay jay as Tax drivers working late at night and taking chances at tired and used “wholes” anything is possible. I hope the story is factual and based on true research, otherwise, this is challenge to all everpoliticking SP MPs to show leadership and contain…

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    • @2, just learn to take care of yourself. You think it’s the leadership’s duty to show you were to poke your ka little pinky…!?

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  3. Just face the facts that Tongas are naturally promiscous. They envy their cows and marry like cows.
    They even praise themselves like Tonga Bull, Mwanamuchende etc. This has nothing to do with Lungu.

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  4. Polygamy is the main cause. One bull has three houses and while he’s at one house the other two will be hosting other men.

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  5. NED you are so boring,I think you will become a vert dangerous witch especially when you grow old if you are not one yet.

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  6. The blame game is not necessary……lets all be responsible enough and explore all means and ways to stop the scourge.HIV/AIDS knows no tribe.

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