The District Chief Executive for Bia West in the Western North Region has lamented over the rapid increase in HIV/AIDS positive cases in the district.

Addressing residents of at Sefwi Papaase during the 36th Farmers Day Celebration on Friday, John Koah revealed that averagely, 46 new positive cases of HIV/AIDS is recorded every three months.

This, he said, is worrying since the prevalence rate was on the decline some few years back.

As part of efforts to change the narrative, the DCE appealed to the chiefs and religious leaders in the district to help educate the teeming youth.

The DCE wants the youth and other sexually active members of the community to desist from activities that would promote the spread of the disease.

On his part, the District’s HIV/AIDS Focal Person, Douglas Danso highlighted the factors that have caused the rise in HIV/AIDS positive cases in the district.

He then advised the public to check their status of the disease for either early treatment or protection.