So I just thought this was the craziest thing ever. Twenty five percent of schoolgirls, but only four percent of schoolboys are HIV positive in South Africa. There are some other alarming statistics in this article, too. The health minister of South Africa has been praised for helping to treat HIV and AIDS, but its getting worse down there. If Africa doesn’t find some solution, maybe laws against sex with minors or better sexual education in school and at home, their country’s growth and progress is going to be stunted. Also, maybe there could be a solution with the development of the new drug that could cure HIV. However, that wouldn’t really get at the root of the problem.
Mr Motsoaledi said the large number of young girls who were HIV-positive “destroyed my soul”.
“It is clear that it is not young boys who are sleeping with these girls. It is old men,” The Sowetan quotes him as saying.
“We must take a stand against sugar daddies because they are destroying our children.”
via BBC World News