Foreign prostitutes blamed as HIV infection rates soar in Juba

Foreign prostitutes blamed as HIV infection rates soar in Juba

Commercial s ex workers are to blame for the high HIV infection rate that has currently hit Juba, South Sudan.

According to official at Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council, the foreign s ex workers are to blame for the spread of the deadly scourge while revealing the county has recorded 6,000 new infections in 2018 alone.

Recently more than 100 sex workers operating in Custom (Juba) have been arrested, detained and forcefully tested for HIV on grounds that prostitution is illegal according to the transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. Preliminary reports indicate that about 20% were found positive. Those found positive are mostly foreigners and were threatened to be deported back to their respective Countries.

However, the health official also revealed that the ministry will launched a strategic plan targeting mostly the youth, soldiers and women to help alleviate the situation.

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