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Young girls between the ages of 10 and 19 are infected with HIV every week

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Young girls between the ages of 10 and 19 are infected with HIV every week

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga revealed that large number of young girls between the ages of 10 and 19 are infected with HIV every week.

An equivalent number of girls in the the following provinces were recorded to be pregnant : 23000 in Gauteng, 35 000 in Kwazulu-Natal and 15 000 in Mpumalanga. All this pregnancy are caused by rape,sexual abuse and gender based violence, and results in HIV diseases and others.

65% of all girls falls pregnant without planning for it and subsequently leads to some dropping out of school, while 30% of all girls falls pregnant in a year and 15.1% of all girls experience sexual violence at schools.

Mhlanga was in an interview with the SABC when reporting that about 1 300 new cases of HIV in adolescents girls are reported every week.

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