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Sexually Transmitted Infections on the Rise in Botswana

March 12, 2002

STDs are increasingly becoming a major health concern in Botswana, according to Health Minister Joy Pumaphi. Two hundred thousand people are currently undergoing treatment for STDs including herpes, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea in the country, the minister said. The STDs are most prevalent among those ages 15 to 49. Some 300,000 of the nation's 1.6 million people are infected with HIV. On Sunday in Gaborone, a new body called Total Community Mobilization was launched to carry on the fight against AIDS.


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Adapted from:
Panafrican News Agency
03.11.02


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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