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South Africa Aims for 15 Million HIV Tests by 2011

March 12, 2010

South Africa's government on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to test 15 million residents for HIV by June 2011. "All public health facilities, fixed and mobile, will be equipped to offer HIV testing and to provide [antiretroviral therapy]," said Themba Maseko, a spokesperson for the cabinet. Toward the goal of halving the rate of HIV infection by 2011, the cabinet will lead the voluntary public testing campaign. On April 15, South Africa will launch a new effort aimed at providing AIDS drugs to 80 percent of those needing treatment.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
03.11.2010


  
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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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