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Transactional sex fueling high HIV/AIDS rate in Ghana – ProActif Global Boss

Founder & Executive Director ProActif Global &   NAPLUS Ghana, Nathaniel Oduro is worried the uncontrolled act of sex in return for favors known as “transactional sex” is said to be pushing more of the youth into contracting HIV/AIDS.



Speaking in an exclusive interview on a Kumasi-based radio station monitored by MyNewsGH.com, Mr. Oduro whose organization is focused on empowering the Ghanaian youth to make well-informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships noted that the practice is not only peculiar to the Ashanti region.

‘Students giving sex to Lecturers in return for good grades, students giving sex to colleague students to take money or favor is high, this situation is not exclusive in Kumasi, but the whole of Ghana, it’s very prevalent among the youth”, he lamented.

“Two years ago, the Director General of the AIDS Commission attested to this fact that old men are intentionally infecting the younger generation with AIDS, and that is because of the transnational sex which is high, that is the nature of what is happening”

“Sometimes you can’t blame the student, the economic conditions fuel some of these things, they need to pay school fees, provision and other things so they take on multiple partners to satisfy the need or want and this can result in AIDS or STI’s”, he explained.

He attributed the breakdown of family values in Ghanaian society as the root cause of some of these social cankers and urged for a concerted effort to correct some of these social ills.

“Today our society is broken, where I grew up you didn’t need to have your parents around to correct you when you go wrong, even a stranger or the next-door neighbor could correct you or put you in orders. But now who are you to do that, you can’t correct the daughter or son of your next-door neighbor”

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“When a student travels from Volta region to Tech, he or she does not have a relative to check on him and nobody does, so they end up doing whatever they want”, he bemoaned.

































Source: MyNewsGh.com


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