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MWANGI ALVIN: End teen pregnancies to stop new HIV infections

Adolescent pregnancy puts girls and women at heightened risk of contracting HIV, STIs and cervical cancer

In Summary

•According to the National AIDs Control Council 2018 report, an estimated 1.4 million persons were living with HIV while the new infections were at 44,789.

•We must end inequalities to end HIV infections because that is where gender-based violence and issues like teenage pregnancies stem from.

As the world marked World AIDS day yesterday, more efforts should be put to eliminate new HIV infections, especially among young people and adolescents.

According to the National AIDs Control ...