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432 girls tested HIV positive in Eastern Province

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Statistics have revealed that Girls as young as 10 years old are contracting HIV in Eastern Province.

The 2020 HIV/AIDS statistics has revealed that 432 girls between the ages of 10 and 24 were found to be HIV positive.

Eastern Province Aids Coordination Advisor, Emmanuel Chama says last year the province recorded 28 HIV positive cases in minors aged between 10 to 14 years out of the total tests of 739 in which 19 were girls and 9 were boys.

And Eastern Province recorded 432 HIV positive cases in girls compared to 152 cases in boys between the age of 10 to 24 in the year 2020.

Chama was speaking to Diamond News on the sidelines of Young Development Foundation YDF Social Accountability meeting on the health sector funded by Action Aid Zambia.

Meanwhile Youth Development Foundation YDF Executive Director Chinoya Muyeye says it is sad that defective condoms can be offloaded on the market and public starts using them.

He however thanked the newly appointed Minister of Health for rising to the occasion to restructure the Ministry of health stating that stern action must be taken against those involved. -Diamond TV


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