Desensitisation: HIV/AIDS� new frontier

It is nearly 20 years since the first AIDS case was diagnosed in Botswana and it appears the fight against the greatest challenge to our existence as a nation, is losing steam.

Not because of a decline in government and partner efforts, or significantly lesser funding and certainly not because the virus has been defeated. Rather, the loss in momentum is coming from a gradual desensitisation within a population that is weary of HIV/AIDS messages, exhortations and warnings.

This is particularly so among younger generations, who were born and raised in the HIV/AIDS era and even had classes on the epidemic included in their education. In addition, the introduction and expansion of Antiretroviral therapy has meant a reduced mortality rate and the erosion of the disease’s menace among some misguided members of our community.

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