Statistics availed by the National Aids Council show that S_TI cases in Bulawayo have surged from 2344 to 2574 in the second quarter of 2019, Sunday News reports. The publication said those mainly affected were between the ages of 25 and 49.
Bulawayo Provincial Aids Coordinator Mrs Sinatra Nyathi speaking to the publication lamented the fact that people knew the dangers of unprotected s_x but still engaged in it. Said Mrs Sinatra:
In Zimbabwe more than 90 percent of the population have information on how to protect themselves from S_TIs and HIV but the issue is that they do not translate it to positive behaviour therefore we plead with the members of the community to make informed decisions when it comes to s_ex.
We are educating people about STIs and they now have abundant information but the problem is that they are failing to put that knowledge into practice and this increase in S_TIs shows that people are still having unprotected se_x because if one is using condoms, they will not contract S_TIs.
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