South Africa has had to focus heavily on the fight against HIV and AIDS given the country’s high infection rates. As a result, sexually transmitted infections have often been ignored.
In this episode, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha – an epidemiologist and public health specialist at the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases – takes us through why it’s so important for people to get over the stigma of talking about sexually transmitted infections, and to make sure they get treatment.
Photo: Orawan Pattarawimonchai Condoms package on yellow pink background. A condom used to reduce the probability of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Safe sex and reproductive health concept. Shutterstock