HIV/AIDS risk infection high amongst tertiary students

Results from a recent survey show that the risk of HIV/AIDS infection is on the increase at tertiary educational institutions in Botswana.

The Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Perception (KABP) survey findings were presented at the teAIDS programme launch, which was set up by the Tertiary Education Council and the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) to promote healthy living amongst students at tertiary institutions.

The program coordinator, Margaret Baiketsi, said today's youth is equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to curb the spread of the virus, but the survey findings show that they are doing little to protect themselves."You can see that they have more than enough knowledge, but from the results there is much contradiction in them," she said.

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