Civil Society in the move towards ending AIDS

Complacency results in adherence to treatment problems and lax attitudes in HIV prevention as well as improper condom use, has declined over the years across all ages, in Botswana.

This was revealed by Professor Keitseope Nthomang, a social work lecturer at the University of Botswana, during a national consultative meeting on Tuesday, aimed at strengthening civil society engagement in the global and national development agenda towards ending AIDS in Botswana.

Nthomang said men and women aged between 15 and 49 years with more than one partner who had used a condom during their last sexual intercourse declined from 90.2% in 2008 to 81.9% in 2013. He further said people aged between 15 and 24  who reported to have used a condom  when they engaged in sexual activity with non-regular partners in the last 12 months dropped from 78.4% in 2008 to 65.2% in 2013. He said 33.3% of pregnancies were unplanned according to 2011, Antenatal Clinics Surveillance.

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