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1000 people tested for HIV/AIDS in Sinazongwe

Rural News 1000 people tested for HIV/AIDS in Sinazongwe

By Tovin Ngombe:-

Sinazongwe District HIV/AIDS Task Force (DATF) Coordinator has said about 1000 people were tested for HIV/AIDS during the Voluntary, Counseling and Testing (VCT) conducted last Friday.

Mr. Lester Nambale said in an interview that the tests were conducted in the 11 centres that were chosen in Sinazongwe district.

He said the response from the public was overwhelming as compared to last year were only 450 people were tested for HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Nambale said the 100 people were only tested in a day adding that the VCT day was changed from Saturday to Friday since most people were Seventh Day Adventists (ASD) and many people would have gone to enjoy their long holiday outside the district.

The DATF coordinator said that at some centres the councilors run out of the reagents because of the huge gathering that had flocked to be tested.

He disclosed that Sinazeze recorded the highest number people who were tested and 300 of them were tested as compared to last year were only 150 people were tested.

Mr. Nambale said results for the people who were found to be positive and negative have not yet been published.

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