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ZAMBIA: UNFPA cash injection for AIDS programmes

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has expressed concern that only 38 percent of sexually active Zambians are making use of condoms in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Addressing the media in the capital Lusaka on Tuesday, UNFPA Resident representative Deji Popoola said in order to address the issue, his agency would add US $100,000 to more than $600,000 already allocated for anti-AIDS programmes in the current year.

He noted that UNFPA's aim was to help the nation "translate knowledge on AIDS into desired behavioural change and to practise safer sex" to reverse the infection rate.

Popoola also stressed the need to prevent all individuals who were not already HIV-positive from contracting the HI virus.

Theme (s): Care/Treatment - PlusNews,

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