Education Minister Michael Kaingu says Voluntary Counseling and Testing-VCT- is the best way of curbing the spread of HIV -AIDS and living health lives is the advent of the killer virus.
Dr Kaingu, who has undertaken an HIV test, has since called on all leaders at various levels in community to lead the way in fighting the spread of the disease.
He says being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence because people are able to access treatment from government health facilities freely.
Dr Kaingu was speaking during the commemoration of this year’s national VCT day in Mwandi.
This year’s theme is being held under the theme ‘universal access to annual HIV testing and counseling.