Social Issues

Strategies to help prevent and manage HIV among the youths

When HIV epidemic was first discovered in 1983, it was majorly concentrated among the adult male persons who were injecting drug users. Today however, this epidemic has spread to other industries like the sex industry, and its increase is alarming. This epidemic has been observed to be very prevalent among young people of between the ages 15- 24 years at a percentage of 51.1%.  Almost 23% affects the people of ages 24 to 35 years. The proportion of those between 10 to 14 years was also increasing, and by 2006 had reached 10.2%. (MOH, 2010).