STI cases on the rise in Palapye

PALAPYE: Cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise in Palapye and its catchment area. This was revealed recently at the wellness and men sector day for the Department of Building and Engineering Services (DBES).

According to the Central District HIV/AIDS coordinator, Calistus Jackalas, 1,888 people were treated for different types of STIs from July to September 2015 only.

Jackalas said as health workers they are worried about such large numbers because it clearly indicates that people are still reluctant to use condoms. “The number of people who are treated for STIs in Palapye is increasing tremendously. From April to June 1,695 people were treated and within a few months the numbers have increased to 1,888 and also these numbers do not indicate the complete number of people diagnosed with STIs as some people go to private hospitals while some go to traditional doctors. So the statistics that we only have here is for those who came to public clinics in Palapye.

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