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SENEGAL: AIDS wreaks havoc among young people.

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Doctor Safiatou Thiam, Executive Secretary of the National AIDS Control Council (CNLS) declared, this Wednesday, January 8, 2020 on the occasion of the 7th edition of the National Forum of Partners for the Fight against HIV, that in Senegal, 60% of new infections affect young people are between 0 and 24 years old. According to her, a more effective fight against AIDS requires the involvement of all young people.

In Senegal, 60% of new infections occurred between the ages of 0 and 24, therefore among young people and children. Dr Safiatou Thiam who made the announcement intends to lead the fight to protect young people especially, through what she calls objectives 3-90, ie 90% living with HIV are screened, 90% are treated and 90% no longer transmit the disease.

For this, the AIDS test must be more accessible to everyone. National awareness is essential for young Senegalese to get used to blood screening.

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Besides, she says, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS will allocate 25 million euros (just over FCfa 16 billion) to Senegal for the next three years. However, it is necessary to develop technical projects in order to meet the criteria required to benefit from this funding.