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At least 10 girls get HIV infection daily in Swaziland – Official

About 10 girls get infected with HIV every day in Swaziland, according to the results of a study published on Tuesday.It is said statistics show that 70 girls were infected with HIV every week and most of these girls are want to have sex with older men who are already infected.

“We are seeing too many girls between the ages of 10 and 24 being infected with HIV/AIDS,” said United Nations’ Erick Ventura on behalf of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

He was speaking during the tentative programme launch of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and HIV Has No Boundaries Project held in Pigg’s Peak.

As a mitigation measure, the participants of the meeting then launched a cross-border initiative comprising officers from the ministry of health, IOM and Save the Children International.



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