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The Contribution of Prostitutes to the Commission to Fight HIV AIDS – Local



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The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that the contribution of sex workers to new HIV infections in Ghana has fallen from 31.1% in 2009 to around 18.5% in 2014.

According to the Managing Director of the AIDS AIDS Commission, Steve Kyeremeh Atuahene, intervention programs aimed at sex workers as part of national strategies to control HIV / AIDS have yielded.

He said the data clearly show that there is intergenerational intercourse as a result of poverty and other factors. Men and women engaged in sexual and long-term relationships contributed to 58.9% of all new infections in Ghana. "

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The Commission, however, noted that general data on the rate of contamination have not changed much.

"The statistics do not differ [from two years ago]. What is different is that we see more and more infections among young people. And we have to deal with it, "he added.

Explaining further, Dr Atuahene said that "high-risk sex" is the situation in which someone engages in sex with many partners without using protection.

Such an inattentive behavior, he said, exposes young people to HIV infections.

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"There are more and more young people involved in multiple simultaneous collaborations, and some are also part of the monogamous series – they are changing partners over time and with a rapid succession and are exposed to HIV infections," he noted.


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