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Youths are still prone to HIV continue educating them-NAC

Health Youths are still prone to HIV continue educating them-NAC

The National Aids Council (NAC) has stressed the need for every Zambian to sensitize the youth on HIV because they are the most affected. 

Speaking in an exclusive interview, National Aids Council Director of policy and Planning John Mwale noted that HIV related activities need to continue so that many lives especially the adolescents are saved.

And the National Aids Council Director expressed happiness with the introduction of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) prevention intervention which does not only boosts immune system but also strengthen the white blood cells as well as preventing the virus from spreading fast in body.

Mwale  revealed that an estimated 46,000 new HIV related infections every year are recorded and he believes that the new drug dubbed PREP which found in all the 10 provinces of Zambia will reduce the number of infections.

“This  is why awareness needs to be spread down to the community.  Discordant couples (a couple that one mate is living HIV positive and the other is Negative) and sexual workers are at a very high risk of contracting HIV noting that PREP will greatly help them. For one to get the treatment, they must take an HIV test to be sure of their status after which tests will be regular every 3 months while taking PREP” Mwale said


  1. What do you expect when the supposed president likes touching little girls scones and is hiv positive

    • At least three people in three different countries have turned up with cases of completely incurable gonorrhea—and it’s unclear what happened to all of them and if they’re spreading the infection to others.
      If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (which can cause pain and infertility) and can lead to an increased risk of contracting HIV.

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