This was during the “Kyoto” – (Round fire talks) arrangements through out the Kingdom counties that aimed at sensitising youths about HIV/AIDS. The Kabaka as an HIV/AIDS UN ambassador on the African continent chose this year’s birthday celebrations theme to be “Youth at the lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Apart from the “Kyoto” talks there was free distribution of condoms to emphasize the safe sex strategy amongst the sexually active youth.
According to current reports from public health, 170,000 youth are living with HIV and if no bigger and strategic interventions are made the number may increase because youth are still vulnerable to the epidemic.
In close talks with some of the youth, they revealed that they lack proper information about HIV/AIDS, poverty that drags them into compromised situations plus scarcity of condoms as key challenges to fighting this vice.