By Kennedy Inyakuni
The rate of HIV/AIDS among the teenage girls in Moyo district is worrying the health workers and other stakeholders. According to the experts HIV/AIDS rate is said to be high among the adolescent mothers. Most of them conceived without a prepared husband.
Atimaku Margret elimination of mother to child transmission focal person at Moyo general hospital has appealed to the parents of the adolescent mothers to accompany them for antenatal.
Baka Solomon the Arch Deacon Madi Arch Archdeaconary says until the issue of poverty is addressed from the grass root the young girls will continue to be lured into sex in exchange for money.
According to John Ise Ogwodo there is need to have data registration of each person in a household as it has been for other surveillance.
However according to HIV/AIDS focal person in the district Michael Adrawa of the 32 thousand persons tested last year, five hundred 25 tested positive.
Over the years, Uganda has made progress in the fight against HIV. New infections have reduced from 135,000 in 2010 to 60,000 by 2016 with 40% among men and 60% for women.
New infections among children dropped from 26,000 in 2010 to 4000 by the end of 2016. Annual aids related deaths have reduced from about 100,000 in 2004 to 28,000 in 2016 and in 2016 alone 14,348 men died of AIDS compared to 9,600 female in the same year. End