Men weigh in on stubborn HIV infections

Manning up: Men are generally hesitant to test for HIV and when they are positive, tend to fall off treatment more than women PIC: MCPROGRAM.ORG
Manning up: Men are generally hesitant to test for HIV and when they are positive, tend to fall off treatment more than women PIC: MCPROGRAM.ORG

Of the 2,400 new HIV infections that the country records every year, the behaviour of some older men is believed to be the major contributing factor. Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE, hears from them

Nonofo Leteane from National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA) believes there are some stereotypes around the way men are socialised.

Speaking at the recent UNAIDS Pitso, he pointed out that society imposes certain expectations on men that lead to them engaging in risky behaviours, which include transmitting HIV infections.

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