Wednesday, February 23

Girls Beat Boys (in HIV Rankings)

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Mutale Nalumango announced that the HIV infection rate among young women between 15 and 19 is four times higher than that of young men of the same age group. She also noted that "the prevalence rate among people aged between 15 and 49 was at 23 per cent while that of rural areas was at 11 per cent."

Of course, considering the manner in which HIV is transmitted, the prevalance of prostitution, a general disinterest in condoms, and the idea that HIV+ men can "cure" themselves of the disease by sleeping with a virgin, it's no wonder.