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Increasing Number Of Young People With HIV

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The spread of HIV and AIDS among young people in the country has begun to raise some concerns for the Health Ministry.

Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that the statistics of young people infected and affected by the disease are worrying and is showing no sign of reduction.

He pointed out that young people between the ages of 15 to 19 are the ones mostly affected.

The Health Minister believes more young people are becoming sexually active and more work needs to be done in helping to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Ministry of Health recently concluded its national week of testing which saw 35 thousand persons taking the HIV test to know their status. The Ministry has also recorded some 218 persons as being HIV positive.

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