Prostitutes' share of low HIV HIV – Local



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The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that sex workers' share of new HIV infections in Ghana has fallen from 31.1 percent in 2009 to about 18.5 percent in 2014.

According to Steve Kyeremeh Atuahenen, Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, sex workers who are part of the national HIV / AIDS prevention strategies have had to pay.

He said: "The data clearly show that gender is rising as a result of poverty and other factors. Women and women involved in heavy sex and long-term relationships account for about 58.9% of all new infections in Ghana."

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However, the Commission noted that the overall figures for the infection level have not changed much.

"The statistics are not different [from two years ago]. What's different is that there are more and more infections among young people. And we have to solve this, "he added.

To further explain, Dr. Atuahene said "risky sex" is a situation where a woman carries a sex with multiple partners without shelter.

Such negligent behavior, he said, reveals young people to HIV infections.

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"There are more and more young people involved in multiple simultaneous partnerships, and some are also involved in serial monogamy – they exchange partners over time and quickly in succession and expose them to HIV infections," he said.

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