NAC reports an increase in non-monogamus relationships in Kariba fishing camps.

ADMORE MBONDA |  6 months ago | top

The National Aids Council (NAC) has expressed concern about an increase in non-monogamous relationships in fishing camps, claiming that this has resulted in a high number of new HIV infections and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Though no studies have been conducted, Innocent Nyamurera, NAC provincial manager, told Nyaminyamifm news that cases of spousal sharing remain a major concern at fishing camps around Kariba Dam, famous for the Kapenta fish trade.

Outsiders who come into the area to buy fish, according to Nyamurera, sometimes engage in the sex barter trade, exposing them to STIs and HIV.

Early child marriages, which result in school dropouts, are also prevalent in Kariba.