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MPs call for awareness campaigns to curb Hiv/Aids infections

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Parliament has asked the government to revive intensive HIV/Aids awareness creation campaigns, especially among adolescents to curb the high rate of infections.

The call followed a statement by the Minister for Presidency, Ms Milly Babalanda, highlighting the high infection rate among adolescents.

Ms Balalanda, who was quoting statistics from the Ministry of Health, said that Infections among young people between  (15-24 years) accounted for 37 percent of all the new HIV infections in the year 2021, with new infections occurring three times more among young girls compared to the boys in the same period .

Ms Babalanda further emphasised that despite the progress made and successes registered, the country still faces numerous challenges.

There are 1.4 million people living with HIV in Uganda.