Cohabitation fuels HIV/AIDS � Olopeng

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JWANENG: Living together of couples in the same house outside wedlock is said to be a major player in the spread of HIV/AIDS in the mining town of Jwaneng.

This was revealed at a  bonfire event which brought together the youth, town leadership and The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Thapelo Olopeng in an informal setup to discuss challenges that put the youth at a risk of getting the virus.

Jwaneng, which has a population of 18,063 people, is said to have an HIV prevalence of 12.8% and females are the most affected with 16.7% and males with 8.5%. During the event men and women were separated to go and discuss issues that affected them separately and give advice to the boy and girl child respectively.

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