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Pastor Alfred Kpientah, a lecturer at the University of Development Studies, has advised students to avoid indulging in multiple sex if they wanted to enjoy the fruits of their education.
"There is need for behavioral change if not you may suffer to obtain your degrees but at the end of the day, you may not enjoy the fruits of your education", he said in a paper presented at a seminar on reproductive health infections at Wa.
The Women’s Commission of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies organized the seminar that was under the theme; "reproductive health our shared concern."
A person who is infected with HIV, he said, might have a load of over 10 billion viruses reproducing themselves daily and yet the signs of AIDS might not be noticed until the CD four cells are consequently reduced to between 200 and 350.
Pastor Kpientah said research they carried out among prostitutes in the Wa Municipality showed that each of them received an average of nine men daily and clients who wanted unprotected sex paid more.
This, he said, was a recipe for the spread of the pandemic and urged the students, who are regarded as opinion leaders in some communities, to change such people.