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South Africa Offers Lucky Draw for Voluntary HIV Tests

December 2, 2011

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, South Africa's Western Cape province held a promotion in which people testing for HIV were entered in a drawing to win 50,000 rand (US $5,900). "Persuasion has not worked," said Helen Zille, premier of the province. "We would rather use incentives than coercive methods to ensure that all adults regularly test their HIV status." The contest is part of a 16-day campaign to discourage violence against women and children.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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