Govt moves to put all local prostitutes on ARV

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Government has announced an aggressive strategy to contain HIV/AIDS by putting all prostitutes under HIV treatment irrespective of their viral load, also known as CD4 Count.

According to the implementing partner the Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) Public Relations Officer, Keitumetse Mariri, they have already piloted this program in Gaborone and Francistown, and will soon be taking it to Maun.However, Mariri also pointed out that they are not satisfied with the numbers of  sex workers who come forward to get their services.

The Ministry of Health last year revealed the results of their survey showing that there are about 5,000 female sex workers in Gaborone, Francistown and Kasane. 

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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