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HIV/Aids infection rate in South Sudan hits 2.9% in 2019


August 8, 2019 (WAU) – Infection rates of HIV/Aids in South Sudan now stands at 2.9% compared to last year’s 2.7%, a senior official from South Sudan HIV/Aids Commission disclosed on Thursday.

South Sudanese take part in an anti-Aids march in Juba on 1 December 2011 sponsored by the UNMISS

The deputy director for the HIV/Aids body, Dr Achol Ayom attributed upsurge in infection rates to the years of conflict, which forced people into the protection of civilian camps in parts of the country.

She said some young men also become victims of the deadly disease due to their involvement in commercial sex with sex workers.

“All over South Sudan, the percentage is 2.9 %. The number has increased and the reason is because of the conflict,” said Achol.

The official said trauma among people living in camps without loved ones had made people adopt partners minus knowing their statuses.

She said the challenging economic situation in the country has lured some of the young girls into prostitution for survival purposes.

According to the national director for HIV/Aids in the South Sudanese army (SSPDF), Yohana Mabor Deng, 12,500 out of the 250,000 uniformed soldiers are living with HIV/Aids across the country.

He attributed the rise in infection rates of HIV/Aids to ignorance among the force about the dangers of the deadly viral disease.

Meanwhile, the country director for the United Nations agency in charge of fighting HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Sofia Mukasa said the organization is working closely with the ministries of health, defence and HIV/Aids Commission to conduct voluntary testing and counselling services as part of efforts to control spread of the disease.

She said UN-AIDS has adopted circumcision as other alternative measures to prevent transmission of HIV from one person to another.

Mukasa said the stigma is still a major challenge among HIV/Aids victims.

Last year, UNAIDS and South Sudan officially launched a five-year strategic plan to halt new infections and deaths linked to the disease.

South Sudan’s AIDS Commission says of 2.9% infected with the disease, only about 25,000 people in the country are currently on treatment.


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  • 9 August 2019 15:31, by Midit Mitot


    Cul and Mur with virus are finishing the future leaders!

  • 10 August 2019 12:56, by jubaone

    If 12,500 out of 250,000 uniformed soldiers are HIV/AIDS and assuming each had raped 2-3 women, then we have between 25,000 -37,500 infected women. Assume each soldier has extra 1-5 multiple wives and concubines, then we have 12,500-60,500 infected women. Total is 12,500 soldiers+(31,000 raped women)+52,000 (wives and concubines)=close to 100,000 HIV/AIDS by soldiers alone! Civilians????

    • 10 August 2019 14:58, by Pakuai

      And says who Mr. jubaone chap? Yes, South Sudanese people have a culture of one ’wife or more wives’. Mr. jubaone, in the Dinka/Muonyjieng, our ’Nuer ke Nyantoc’, Shilluks (Chollos), Anyuaks, Jurchols (Luos), Mundari, Azande, Taposa and others marry multiple wives. And they also ’divorce’ their ’wives like in Europe and the so-called ’Western countries’>>>

      • 10 August 2019 15:07, by Pakuai

        like they are changing their ’undies’ in fact, they kill their women and their babies if their women don’t adhere to their dictates in Europe and their so-called West. But when they come to countries like South Sudan. The creeps always try to play balls with people who hold their ’women high’ than ’even their women’. Women bring a lot of cattle>>>>

        • 10 August 2019 15:16, by Pakuai

          to Dinkas/Muonyjiengs, Nuers, Shilluks, Mundaris and other Nilotic of the Sudan communities. And so why do these creeps think, we would bully our women who ’bring wealth into our families’?. Our Sudan Tribune trolls. Be very very careful fellows. Your bullsh*t isn’t being entertained losers in our country. Don’t bully women fools.>>>

        • 10 August 2019 15:17, by Pakuai

          to Dinkas/Muonyjiengs, Nuers, Shilluks, Mundaris and other Nilotic of the Sudan communities. And so why do these creeps think, we would bully our women who ’bring wealth into our families’?. Our Sudan Tribune trolls. Be very very careful fellows. Your bullsh*t isn’t being entertained losers in our country. Don’t bully women fools.>>>

          • 10 August 2019 15:35, by Pakuai

            Our women from Anyanya one, leaders like ’Ageer Gumdit and other Anyanya one leaders fought’ our cloned so-called ’arab North Sudan’ exceptionally well. Our SPLA’katiba banat (women/girls) battalion fought for our independence than even some SPLA boys. So where do these creeps often get this rubbish that South Sudanese women are being bullied the South Sudanese people?>>>

            • 10 August 2019 15:57, by Pakuai

              It is because of the so-called *UN and NGOs ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT* bullsh*t. Fellows, India, South Africa, the US and other countries are women are bullied. But as always, South Sudan ’women’ are the most precious ’women on earth’. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Our country and people are covered by the most *evilest of evil people on earth* and we asking our fools to let us bomb>>>

              • 10 August 2019 16:13, by Pakuai

                these vermin and be done with them. The creeps think South Sudan was to be their so-called *UN, NGOs and some creeps* in between NEW WOULD ORDER GOVERNMENT intrigue.* But the evils are going to be bombed ’NEAR EXTINCTION’, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Fellows, WW3 is going to start here in South Sudan and we are going to bomb our enemies to near>>>

      • 10 August 2019 15:16, by jubaone

        Go askDr Achol Ayom of the HIV/AIDS Directorate, go ask Yohana Deng of the SSDinka Forces for providing the statistivs and just don’t open your mouth to accuse western world . Did they tell you to go raping or having multiple women?

        • 10 August 2019 16:27, by Pakuai

          There is one called ’Achol Ayom’, except ’Dr. Achol Marial’ Dr Mr. jubaone loser. Dr. Achol Marial is a medical doctor and not one of your fake PhD doctors of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Hakim Dario and other Mr. jubaone loser. If you may ’talk of Chol Ayuom, an ’Aliab Dinka/Jieng’ man. Then your rubbish could be ’entertained’ chap.>>>

          • 10 August 2019 16:42, by Pakuai

            Dr. Majok Ayom is an SPLM/A commander, he is a no nonsense by Mr. jubaone chap. Be very careful. We respect our South Sudanese women. In fact, our Country owe ’a big debt womenand their girls’ without South Sudanese women hardwork, there would not be South Sudan today Mr. jubaone loser. By the way idiot, l am one the boys who would again bomb your ’Khartoum and Eastern Jerusalem>>>

            • 10 August 2019 16:59, by Pakuai

              and kicked your *lslam converts* back to ’Northern Nigeria a NB d West Africa’ and our their Arab masters to *Saudi Arabia and Yemen*. We are going to bomb *UN. UNIMISS and NGOs* of *Indians. Pakistanis, Nepalese, Bangladeshis, so-called Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Nigerians, Rwandans and some ok f their creeps in between who think, they can always use our country and our people as their>>>

              • 10 August 2019 17:17, by jubaone

                You lazy jienge idiot, read the article once more b4 you start spewing your jienge bullshit. Complete notorious fool. That is the reason you were perhaps dismissed from the army; lack of coherence and ingrained convoluted thinkng. That is jiengeism at its best.

    • 10 August 2019 18:06, by South South


      Those infected by HIV/Aids are Bari people who practice unprotected sex during funerals(KARAMA).

      • 10 August 2019 22:18, by jubaone

        South South
        You completely mix up given facts and bogus opinion. This is indicative of a serious learning disability. You pretend to to understand facts, but not. I bet you, you are a loser and failure just like all jienges. You are the missing link between apes and humans. Sorry for you and try re-reading the text and make your judgment, idiot.

        • 16 August 2019 03:11, by Anthony

          The irony of accusing someone of mixing giving facts and opinion. What a pathetic chimp you are. You mix up given facts and opinion all the time you pathetic slave.

          You’re too black to be calling others the missing link between man and apes. Have you seen what your people look like?😂


      • 12 August 2019 09:21, by jubaone

        South South
        You have a serious learning disability. The jienge SSDinka Forces reported 12,500 uniformed soldiers. Guess what, all if not 99% are jienges nyors. They have not only infected their multiple Nyanjienges but innocent other non jienges rape in the process. May God curse these uncircumcised baboons and bring wrath to them. May their society remain cursed forever.

        • 16 August 2019 03:09, by Anthony

          The bari is praying to its pathetic pagan bush bari god. The ugly pagan definetely isn’t gonna get its prayers awnsered by the christian God. I’t seems to be getting the opposite. HIV has always been more prevelant among equatorians. Hahaha.

          Equatorians engage in gay sex and orgies during funeral so its not surprising aids is rampant there.(the Azande for example) Disgusting

  • 16 August 2019 03:02, by Anthony


    look at the ugly bari getting mad and emotional like a little baby. Pathetic😂

  • 16 August 2019 03:05, by Anthony

    International HIV alliance quotes
    ’’The HIV epidemic in South Sudan is categorised as a generalised epidemic, with a prevalence rate of 3% at the end of 2010. An estimated 128,000 people are living with HIV. The epidemic is worst in Western Equatoria and the southern part of the country. Here rates are as high as 10% compared with less than 1% in more rural central areas.’’

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