Mrs. Caroline Otoo, Prestea Huni/Valley District Health Director, said in 2011 the area recorded 120 cases of HIV/AIDS.

She said that out of the figure, 98 were women, 17 men and 5 children.

Mrs. Otoo, who was speaking at the 2011 Annual Review meeting on health situation in the district, said though the disease continued to increase in the area, the rate declined in 2009 and 2010.

He said increase in HIV/AIDS cases was due to sexual promiscuity, mainly by “galamsey” operators.
Mrs. Otoo expressed worry that some men for economic reasons sexually abused women, who did not protect themselves.

She said the district directorate was planning to organize educational talk on HIV/AIDS to help prevent the spread of the disease in the district.

Mrs. Otoo appealed to Ghanaians, particularly the youth, to use condom and abstain from casual sex, to prevent the spread of the disease. GNA

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