Fez - Morocco records 10 new infections of HIV every day, said the president of the Pan African Organization for the Fight against AIDS (OPALS), Dr Nadia Bezzad, according to MAP news agency.
Fez – Morocco records 10 new infections of HIV every day, said the president of the Pan African Organization for the Fight against AIDS (OPALS), Dr Nadia Bezzad, according to MAP news agency.
AIDS continues to grow ”Morocco,” she said, adding that every day ten new infections are diagnosed, four people die of AIDS and 100 babies are born with HIV.
Naida Bezzad, who was speaking on radio Chaine Inter, added that infection with HIV is on the rise especially among young people whose number is estimated at 6,000,000 in Morocco, 20 per cent of the population.
She deplored the lack of education and awareness among the youth in the prevention against HIV. In this regard, the president of OPALS stressed the importance of educating young people about sexually transmitted diseases and emphasized the importance of communication between parents and their children on such diseases. She also emphasized that early detection plays a crucial role in handling the disease.
A march against AIDS will be held next Sunday in Rabat, said Dr Bezzad. The World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. This day was established by the World Health Organization in 1988 and approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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