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Pasha 11: Sexually transmitted infections in South Africa

The Conversation
14 May 2019, 14:48 GMT+10

South Africa has had to focus heavily on the fight against HIV and AIDS given the countrys high infection rates. As a result, sexually transmitted infections have often been ignored.

In this episode, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha an epidemiologist and public health specialist at the countrys National Institute for Communicable Diseases takes us through why its so important for people to get over the stigma of talking about sexually transmitted infections, and to make sure they get treatment.

Read more: Preventing sexually transmitted infections: why South Africa isn't winning

Photo: Orawan Pattarawimonchai Condoms package on yellow pink background. A condom used to reduce the probability of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Safe sex and reproductive health concept. Shutterstock

Music Happy African Village by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1.

Author: Ozayr Patel | The ConversationThe Conversation

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