Report on HIV increase misinterpreted
Written by ZDK Admin on November 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has cleared up the statement made in cabinet which referenced an increase in HIV among young people
The notes indicated that there is at present an increase in HIV among young people as a result of reckless sexual activity and their inability to access condoms.
But the Minister says that was not the basis of his discussion and went on to explain how the reference was used.
HIV however seems to be on the rise, not in Antigua and Barbuda but in OECS countries in general.
This information the minister says came from an OECS meeting in Grenada.
Joseph says perhaps what needs to be focused on most importantly is how the governments will have to deal with this issue and its complications.
He says the ministry has so far done an assessment on several communities and schools, with an aim to find out what were the possible factors that would drive an increase in HIV.