Minister Motsoaledi describes government's sugar daddies campaign

In Parliament on Tuesday, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced a sugar daddies campaign which will protect girls and young women from sugar daddies, and combat teenage pregnancy and gender based violence.

Minister Motsoaledi was delivering the Department of Health's budget vote speech, where he expressed concerns at the level in which young women between the ages of 14 to 25 are being infected with HIV.

Speaking on #NightTalk with Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Minister Motsoaledi described government's concerns about sugar daddies, and their role in infecting young girls and women with HIV.

Listen to the interview below:

We want to target men in areas where this is happening and encouraging them to get involved in the (HIV/Aids) treatment and testing programme

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

We are focusing on girls and young women in the age group of 14 to 25 because they are eight times more likely to be HIV positive

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

We realised that our HIV/Aids interventions were bio-medical, and we needed socio-behavioural interventions

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

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