The Ghana AIDS commission has advised revelers celebrating the Easter in Kwahu to protect themselves with condoms if they decide to engage in sexual related activities.

This reminder is part of a broader campaign to reduce the spread of HIV as Kwahu has been identified as a hot spot for HIV spread.

The Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Steve Kyeremeh Atuahene says as part of its efforts to curb the spread of HIV, free condoms will be distributed and free HIV testing will be offered for anyone interested.

“Events such as the Kwahu Easter festival is a hot spot for HIV transmission and so the commission collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism and we have since been running HIV programmes since Kwahu Easter every year.

According to the Director-General, the Commission together with the Tourism Ministry offers services and support to people who travel to Kwahu for the Easter celebrations.

“So every year, we set up screening and condom distribution centres in all the three districts within the Kwahu enclave, and at these centres we provide counselling and testing for HIV and other diseases and we also give out free condoms so that those who have romance on their minds should also think of protection,” he said.

Source: joyonline


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