Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Three have been reported
dead in the last six
months as the dreaded
HIV/AIDS take its toll in
communities across Delta
State. This was even as stakeholders in the state
claim remarkable
achievement in the fight
against the scourge. Expectedly, a public lecture on
basic knowledge of the disease
was, yesterday, put together
by the state ministry of
information as the Speaker, Mr.
Ogbodu Bernard, charged participants to carry out free
blood tests so as to ascertain
their status. Leadership checks revealed
that various communities in the
25 Local Government Council of
the State have recorded
pockets of screened persons to
be "positive" as they were allegedly hit by casual sex that
has been treated in the last
few years with kid gloves. Although NACA officials in the
state dispelled the report as
untrue, Leadership gathered
that casual sex in the villages
across the state had remained
"A way of life" especially among peer groups who still believe in
moonlight play where they
indulge in unprotected sex. Enlightenment officials in
collaboration with NACA had
harped on the need for
community residents to
practice abstinence or avoid
multiple sex partners, and said that if they must be involved,
there was need for the use of
condom. In Abraka, Agbor, Oleh and
Kwale, unconfirmed sources said
the scourge has assumed
frightening dimension following
the influx of female students
who indulge in commercial sex to augment their school fees.

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