More effort required to fight HIV/AIDS

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While Botswana has made impressive strides in fighting HIV/AIDS, more effort is still needed to win the fight against the scourge, European Union Delegation Ambassador Alexander Baum has said.

In an interview with Mmegi following EU’s participation in the march to commemorate World AIDS Day organised by the District Multi Sectoral AIDS Committee (DMSAC) last Friday, Baum said free provision of ARV might not be an ever-lasting solution for the country. He said emphasis should be on behaviour change to get the situation under control.

“Botswana has made fantastic strides, but the free provision may not be a long term solution. Emphasis should be on prevention rather than treatment if we are targeting zero new infections,” he said.

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