Expert says Ghanaian women fear pregnancies more than STDs

Expert says Ghanaian women fear pregnancies more than STDs

- An expert has said Ghanaian women are now more scared of getting pregnant that they are of HIV

- He said the best to stay safe is to use condoms

- He urged people to get tested so they know their HIV status

Mr. Kyeremeh Atuahene, the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ghana AIDS Commission, said Ghanaian women are more afraid of being pregnant, than they are of contracting HIV.

According to him, Ghana's HIV infection rate is still pretty high despite the fact that there have ben many awareness campaigns on how one contracts HIV.

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Speaking to Starr FM's Francis Abban, Mr. Kyeremeh further expressed that the best way to prevent infection is to use condoms when. He revealed that statistics show that the use of condoms during sex is still low.

Women now fear pregnancy than HIV... Anecdotally, you can realize that Ghanaians are becoming more and more exposed to this virus. Those who are co-habiting are those who contribute to most of the infections," he said.

Mr. Kyeremeh stated that those "prone" to infection are those who have risky behaviors.

He went on to encourage Ghanaians to get tested so they know their HIV status, saying that the best way to reduce the risk of someone who has HIV transmitting it, is for infected people to take anti-retro-viral drugs.

"We want to test as many people as possible so that we know the number of people who have the virus in the country. It’s important to know your HIV status as early as possible so that it does progress into AIDS. We doing targeted testing so we are looking for people under surge conditions.

YEN.com.gh also put together a video listicle of five times when Ghanaian politicians took off their politically correct "gloves" and insulted each other to their hearts content.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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