HIV on the rise among young people

The Minister of Health has reported an increase in the cases of HIV.

This week’s cabinet reports suggest that while Antigua and Barbuda is the first Caribbean country to eliminate T.B., cases of HIV are on the rise from reckless sexual activity by young people

It was reported that difficulty to access condoms resulted in young boys and girls experimenting with unprotected sex, and infecting partners.

The Cabinet said several solutions were considered to tackle this challenging phenomenon, including examining the methodologies employed by similarly challenged countries.

No decision was taken; rather, a discussion between the ministry of Health and Ministry of Education officials will be undertaken on the best methods to employ going forward to tackle this growing issue.

News Reporter
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