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Don’t live in suspense, test for HIV Print E-mail
03 December 2012

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People attending this year's World Aids Day commemoration were encouraged to test regularly for HIV so they can know their status.
 
One of the employees of the City of Joburg stood in a packed hall at the Braamfischerville Multipurpose Centre in Soweto and said it was critical for people to know their HIV status.
 
“Let us not think we know a lot about HIV. By testing, you are handed down a death sentence. Instead it gives one the opportunity to live positively with the virus by taking antiretroviral, eating healthy food and exercising regularly. 
Testing negative would encourage people to strive to remain negative by practising safe sex, abstaining or having one partner,” she said.
 
The MMC for Health and Social Development, Nonceba Molwele said HIV/Aids affects everyone. It is important that all city employees play an active role in combating the scourge of HIV/Aids. 
 
“We all have a vital role to play in this and coming together we can do more in the fight against the disease,” said MMC Molwele.
 
The MMC for Corporate and Shared Services Mally Mokoena said since the city came up with the three noughts, chief of which is nought to new HIV infection, there is significant awareness among people against the scourge.
 
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Last Updated on 21 December 2012