Cape Town - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says “sugar daddy syndrome” is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Earlier this week Motsoaledi said a study done in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands showed that at least 28 percent of schoolgirls were HIV positive compared to only four percent of boys.
He said that if young girls were being infected, it was not because they were having sex with their peers.
“The issue, we believe, is the sugar daddy syndrome.”
In 2011, there were 94 000 schoolgirl pregnancies in South Africa.