Nairobi, August 3: Social stigma is one of the most harmful evil social disease. A stigma can push people to carry life threatening act. A large part of youth from three African nations quite HIV treatment only due to due to stigma, discrimination and disclosure issues. Though HIV can be spread through various means still Public are not clearly aware of the transmission process. The United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has revealed that Kenyan teenagers are most likely to quit HIV treatment.
The report has also cited the reasons behind it. Stigma, discrimination, and disclosure issues have been cited as the main reasons. In addition to that, since they are young they become impatient due to traveling and waiting time at the clinic.
Kenya launched National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy in 2015. The policy acknowledges that HIV/Aids testing in 15-19-year-olds is low. Lack of knowledge of symptoms also stimulates the disease. Critics say topics such as forced sex, gender-based violence, and intimate partner violence was not properly emphasized in SRH.