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Kenya: Ugunja DC's AIDS Warning

BY ERIC OLOO
Source: All Africa

The recently circumcised men in Ugunja district are engaging in unprotected sex, area DC Kipkech Lotiatia has warned. Lotiatia said reports reaching his office indicated that the young men who recently underwent voluntary circumcision are engaging in unprotected sex, especially with schoolgirls.
"We fear that the youths have unprotected sex assuming that undergoing VMC protects them from HIV virus," said the DC who directed the health officials to conduct a follow-up and counsel them. He said unless the vice is stopped, the spread of HIV/Aids in the district will increase.
He was speaking yesterday at Sigomere health centre in Ugunja district during official handover of newly-constructed wards to the public. They wards were funded by Ugenya CDF to the tune of Sh1.2 million.
The DC was flanked by Ugenya CDF chairman John Gowa Ochieng Peter Ochiel (secretary), Jackson Omari (funds manager)and Aggrey Omondi Member among other CDF Officials.
He however said he will work closely with the local leaders and stakeholders to mobilize more young men for the VMMC exercise adding that during the recent exercise at Sigomere sub location, over 200 youths underwent the cut.
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