Women are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted Diseases in South Sudan.
On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.
Women are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted Diseases due to cultural beliefs. The only way to change the course of HIV epidemic is to stop women, and young girls from getting infected.
With no cure or vaccine for the last 20 years, prevention as a social vaccine is a very important area to focus on in preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDs. The majority of people in Magwi County rural resettlement do not have HIV/AIDs. But we are suspecting the Omilling village to have a higher rate due to the presence of LRA-rebels in the past years. We can still do much to ensure that they stay safe. Up to 40% women and girls have been raped but yet they don’t know their status. Testing is needed so that they know their status. Though South Sudan’s HIV/AIDs prevalence rate has increased from 20% to 25% this means an aggressive intervention to scale down the prevalence rate.
Our volunteer on HIV/AIDs Awareness - former rebel abductees said this on how to avoid HIV infections in Omilling rural villages;
Our risk reduction awareness program is designed to equip young people in primary schools with more information on HIV/AIDs to make informed and responsible choices on their lives. This program is also designed to educate former child-soldiers about the dangers of contracting HIV and how to avoid it.
You can help in education young people about HIV/AIDs and how to avoid it, support AIDS Orphans and people living with HIV/AIDs with your financial donation. You can also help with material resources on HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, sexual abstinence, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
To keep up with the momentum to “Prevent HIV-AIDS through Awareness” we are looking for 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Prevent HIV-AIDS Awareness in South Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.
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