The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Zambia says there is need to scale up Advocacy for condom use this year following a global decline in the use of condoms.
AHF Zambia acting Country Programme Manger Eric Mpoyi said UNAIDS had noted a decline in the use of condoms which is a cardinal strategy in combating the spread of HIV.
Dr Mpoyi said his organisation believes that there is need to strengthen the promotion of condom use as a way to prevent new HIV infections and curb unwanted spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
He said there’s consensus among health, HIV/AIDS experts and government officials to make condom advocacy a top priority in 2021.
Speaking during the commemoration of International Condom Day (ICD) which falls on February 13, Dr Mpoyi said condoms remain one of the main strategies for combating the spread of HIV.
Dr Mpoyi said the 2021 ICD theme of “Safer is fun” relays the importance of condoms offering the best form of protection from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.
He said this is in line with National Comprehensive Condom Programming Strategy and Operational Plan for 2020 – 2025 launched by the National AIDS/HIV/ STI/TB Council to promote condom use.
“The commemoration strives to promote condom use as a way to prevent new infections and help partners protect themselves and their loved ones from sexually transmitted diseases,” said Dr Mpoyi
Dr Mpoyi said his organisation remains committed to promoting safer sex practices in a fun and creative way.
As part of the commemoration, the AHF Zambia organized a debate between Students from Evelyn Hone College and the University of Zambia to explore factors access to condoms and there correct and consistent use.
AHF has been operating in Zambia for 13 years providing HIV prevention treatment, clinical care and advocacy and supports 2 health facilities with over 80, 000 patients accessing its healthcare services.
You want to kill people with your condoms? Condoms are just for pregnancy not viruses prevention. Its a lie.
For pregnancy yes not for HIV and most of cases are high because people believe it protect them against HIV but the truth is condom is not ? to protect one from infection. So the best abstenence iliche
It’s not a decline but people who are having sex now are teenagers who haven’t understood the reasons as to why a condom is needed. Check teen pregnancy statistics you will agree with me
Prince Mutale Katuna David you re right mwami
Eric Chambula the chaps are tooo exited with sex
The covid pandemic has restricted sexual activities to close partners only. How would like to risk COVID infections by having multiple partners?
Richard Ngonga very true
Jonathan Ngoma covid n lock downs can explain this????
People are boycotting Honeybee condoms
Okay, it’s either people are abstaining or going live or have found other means.
Conduct a research and if more people are getting infected than never before, then you have a point. Cause to worry. No wonder condoms are expiring; maybe.
whats the difference when you have suppliers like honeybee
Decline is inevitable…. abantu bali nensala
Albert Prince Mutale nomba insala yalapwa nga wa mita? Nangu nga wa lwala?
Milimo Mulondola lol.
It has dropped because so many people have been circumcised and the message that is in public is that circumcision is a method of reducing infections of HIV aids therefore the need to use a condom has been reduced among many circumcised youths… So infections have gone up as a result
The pandemic has played a part in the decline of condom usage…. But then others are just tired so bangenamo ce live
People are tired of this pandemic they don’t have time to worry about condoms
Many people have abandoned condoms for various reasons ..they would rather do the doding live …flesh upon flesh
I don’t agree with this approach. We are a Christian nation and shouldn’t use condoms because sex is only for married people. Using condom is same as aborting the little sperms. Condoms encourage married people to cheat and sin as well as single people to sin .
YOU ARE VERY RIGHT,THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CONDOM USE,TEENAGE PREGNANCIES AMONG THIS GROUP IS AN INDICATION DR MPOYI.SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.
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