Sexually Transmission diseases increasing among Nigerian youths – Foundation
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 10, 2023
The largest global infection-sensitization organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, on Thursday, said the number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Nigerian youths between the age of 15-24 years is fast increasing.
The foundation made this claim while commemorating 2023 International Condom Day tagged, “Be Always in Fashion with AHF Nigeria” where it encouraged the youths to always protect themselves during sexual intercourse against all forms of STDs.
In a statement made available to The PUNCH, the Director General, National Agency for Control of AIDS, Gambo Aliyu, said, “It has become important to ensure condom option is made available as a preventive measure to youths and people of reproductive age who may not abstain from sex given the rate of new HIV infections and STDs among young people aged 15-24 years, which calls for strengthened age and context-specific programming in this population.