MORE NEW HIV INFECTIONS OCCURRING IN MARRIAGES

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MORE NEW HIV INFECTIONS OCCURRING IN MARRIAGES

KMD

 

By Mwenya Mofya

 

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that many new HIV infections occur in marriages, a trend which has been identified as one of the major drivers to the infection.

 

Speaking in an interview with 5fm News, Ministry Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Kennedy Malama says it has been noted that married partners involved in multiple sexual relationships contribute towards the spread of the virus.

 

Meanwhile, Dr Malama has stressed the need not to stigmatize commercial sex workers, a target group which has 56 percent of HIV positivity, adding that measures of ensuring that they have access to sexual reproductive health are being implemented.

 

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