We can�t afford to exclude Zim sex workers in the fight against HIV/Aids

Disturbing reports from the Ministry of Health indicate that Botswana is on the relapse in its fight against the HIV/Aids scourge.

New cases of infections have caused the authorities to fear that the nation could  once again, be in line to repeat the disaster of the 90’s that led to almost 50% of the population getting infected by the HIV virus.

Interestingly, the authorities have identified sex workers as one of the key groups that had been neglected for too long yet having a significant contribution to the rise in new infections.

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