NAC urges stakeholders to intensify AIDS awareness campaign

By Jubiel Zulu

The national aids council (NAC) has expressed concern over the campaign awareness of HIV that is almost quiet saying the most affected are the adolescents.


Speaking in an exclusive interview, the national aids council director of policy and planning Mr. John Mwale says HIV related activities need to continue so that many lives especially the adolescents will be saved.


Mr. Mwale  has expressed happiness with the coming on board of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) prevention intervention which can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout the body.


Mr. Mwale says an estimated 46,000 new infections every year in relation to HIV are recorded stating that the new drug PREP found in all the 10 provinces will reduce the number of infections.


He says this is why awareness needs to be spread down to the community.


Mr. Mwale says discordant couples (a couple that one mate is living HIV positive and the other is Negetive) 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.

One Response to "NAC urges stakeholders to intensify AIDS awareness campaign"

  1. manji   July 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Pa zed pena hiv is i think as high as 8 of 10 r positive..not out of ignorance but negligence and soothing themselves that its just a disease like anyother and it came to us all and not dogs and that now there is treatment