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Government Neglects the youth as the HIV infection rate spike up.

Updated: Jun 27, 2023



The current alarming number of HIV infections among the youth of South Africa is a cause for concern. According to the South African National AIDS Council, 1300 people contract HIV weekly in KZN, and the majority of these people are between the ages of 15-24. This is a worrying trend that needs to be addressed urgently.


Is our government doing enough to curb the spread of HIV? In a day and age where the majority of South African Youth are accessible through many social media platforms, what is our government doing to reach the youth and educate them on this?


The statistics had us pondering about what could be the cause of such high infections?

Could poverty be one of the biggest contributors to the problem at hand? Poverty leads to lack of opportunities, and this can result in young people engaging in risky behaviors such as unprotected sex for survival. Our unemployment rate could also back this up

The poor education system in South Africa could also be a contributing factor to the spread of HIV among the youth. Young people need to be educated about HIV and AIDS, and this education needs to be comprehensive and accessible. This will help to reduce the number of new infections among young people.


The South African government has failed its youth, and it is high time that the youth took a stand for themselves. It is imperative that the youth of South Africa participate in the coming elections. They need to have their voices heard, and the only way they can do that is through their votes.


In conclusion, the current alarming number of HIV infections among the youth of South Africa is a cause for concern. The government needs to do more to help curb the spread of HIV among the youth. This includes addressing issues such as poverty, and the poor education system. The youth of South Africa also need to take a stand for themselves and participate in the coming elections. It is only through their votes that their voices can be heard, and change can be brought about. Arise South Africa and take a stand




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