THE Kitwe District Medical Health Office, through the department of adolescents, has revealed an increase in cases of new HIV infections among adolescent girls in the district, with the second and third quarters of 2022 recording 202 and 181 cases, respectively. This is compared to the 51 and 47 cases, respectively, recorded during the same period in 2021. The office is, however, concerned that only a few adolescent boys are accessing HIV testing services. Speaking during a technician working meeting at Kitwe’s Rise Up Centre, District Adolescent Coordinator Dorothy Chifwembe disclosed that the most affected age group was between 20 and 24 as well as between 15 and 19. She attributed the same to the low usage of condoms, financial…...

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