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Teens with HIV at high risk for pregnancy, complications, research finds
HIV/STD Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Health Educa
Ramathuba recently held a teenage pregnancy awareness campaign in the area, after the shocking statistics were released. According to the Department of Health, Mukhwantheli Secondary School in Dididi village has a record number of 36 pregnant learners. Why should you break your virginity in the bushes when you can read books and be educated and successful in life to a point where you can choose any hotel in the world where you can then engage yourself in sexual activity as an adult? Ramathuba also reminded people not to be fooled by fake prophets who tell them they are cured of HIV and should stop taking their ARVs. She said the high rate of alcohol consumption and lack of extramural activities after school have been identified by the community as the driving forces behind the high rate of teenage pregnancies and the HIV infection rate. Ndamulelo Liphadzi 23 , a grade 12 learner at Mukhwantheli Secondary and mother of a three-month-old son, said she regrets not listening to the elders when they warned her about boys and engaging herself in early sexual intercourse.
HIV/STD Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Health Education
Teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins investigators. A report on the multi-center study, based on an analysis of records from patients with HIV, ages 13 to 24, treated at four hospitals over 12 years, will be published in the Feb. The findings are alarming for at least two reasons, the investigators say. First, teen pregnancies -- planned or not -- put these already vulnerable patients and their fetuses in grave danger for complications.