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‘Facebook it’: Cyril urges young people to use social media to fight HIV

Author: Zinhle Mapumulo
19 June 2017

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the youth of South Africa to take the lead in preventing new HIV infections.

Speaking at the eighth South African Aids conference in Durban last week, he said young people had the power of social media and should use it to remind their sexually active friends to always practice safe sex.

“Today’s youth have strong and powerful allies. They are able to appropriate Facebook to promote prevention and advance healthy lifestyle."

"These [social networks] can be used to remind their sexually active friends to always practice safe sex,” Ramaphosa said.

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