Tchibanga/HIV-AIDS: the prevalence rate increasing among young people

Tchibanga/HIV-AIDS: the prevalence rate increasing among young people
Tchibanga/HIV-AIDS: the prevalence rate increasing among young people

The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is experiencing a slight peak in Tchibanga. This is what emerges from statistics communicated by the provincial committee for the fight against sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS of Nyanga, jointly with the local Outpatient Treatment Center (CTA).

Faced with this sad reality, visits were made to the various high schools and colleges in the area, in order to raise awareness among students in 3rd and 12th grade classes about the dangers of AIDS.

On the eve of the BEPC and bac session 2024 exams, the head doctor of the CTA of Tchibanga, Dr Bikene Bi Ntoutoume, accompanied by a team of agents, a psychologist and the provincial coordinator of the fight against HIV/ AIDS in Nyanga, Mouth Mouity Manguila, considered it useful to draw the attention of young learners to this medical condition which continues to claim victims. Especially in Africa.

The explanations focused on the modes of transmission, the evolution of the disease, its symptoms and its consequences among young people (who often end up dropping out of school to escape the gaze of others), and also among adults.

During awareness raising at the Étienne-Koumba-Nziengui high school (the largest in Tchibanga and the entire province), student volunteers were invited to get tested. History of knowing their serological status.

As part of the advice given, they were asked to wear a condom every time they had sex. Otherwise opt for abstinence or fidelity.

MIHINDOU MIHINDOU

Tchibanga/Gabon

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