The Ministry of Health in Chipata has been urged to carry out more sensitization on the usage of Pre-exposure prophylaxis Prep.
A youth from Lunkhwakwa Youth Centre in Chipata Vincent Nyasulu says a lot of young people are misusing Prep as they are engaging themselves in illicit sexual activities.
He says many people are not aware that Prep doesn’t protect them against other sexually transmitted infections STIs.
Mr. Nyasulu says the Ministry of Health should therefore, emphasis more that Condoms are still the best protection from STIs.
He said this during a meeting organized by the Zambian Youth Platform ZYP in Chipata.
And responding to the matter during the same meeting, Psychosocial Counselor at Kapata Clinic Thennis Mutale says it is unfortunate that people are misusing Prep because they are taught before offering the service to them.
Studies have shown that Prep reduces the risk of getting HIV by about 99 percent when taken daily.