Upscale HIV messages, urges expert
01 December 2011, 12:34
Nairobi – HIV/AIDS messages targeted at the youth need
to move from the conventional abstinence message to include messages
for those who are sexually active, a key official has advised.
The head of the Kenya National AIDS and STI Control Programme
(NASCOP) Nicholas Muraguri said that 40 percent of Kenyan youth become
sexually active before they reach 19 years old and 75 percent of them do
not use protection in their first sexual encounter.
“We all would like our young people not to be sexually active –
that’s the perception from the parent – but the reality is otherwise,”
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