Kaputa rocked with abortions , STIs

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Kaputa rocked with abortions , STIs

July 24, 2014—Kaputa District is experiencing an upswing in abortions and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the last three years.

District Health Information Officer Daniel Sikazwe said the District Medical Office is worried at the increasing numbers of abortions and STIs in the district.


Speaking to pupils at Kaputa Secondary school yesterday, Mr Sikazwe said the district has from 2011 been recording an upward trend in abortions and STIs cases.

He expressed fear that increased cases of genital ulcers which are entry points of HIV/AIDS can exacerbate the AIDS pandemic in the district.

Mr Sikazwe said many of the STI cases are from adolescents and is an indication that youths are highly involved in illicit sexual activities.

He urged the youths to refrain from sexual activities to avoid such
cases by concentrating on school.

And Kaputa District Aids Coordination Advisor Charity Mulubwa urged youths to protect themselves from STIs.

Ms Mulubwa said the district does not want to record new cases of
HIV/AIDS cases as it is focused to meet its target of zero new

Meanwhile, Catholic Church priest Father Derrick Mwamba advised youths to seek God as a way to prevent themselves from engaging in illicit sexual activities.