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Ahead of South Africa's HIV Testing Campaign, Zuma Gets HIV Test

April 12, 2010

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received an HIV test, kicking off the government's campaign to encourage all South Africans to know their HIV status, TIMES Live reports. "Months after taking office as president of the country last year, Zuma unveiled his government's new approach to the fight against HIV," involving "a massive [HIV] testing campaign" and the expansion of HIV treatment services (Mahlangu, 4/8). Zuma stressed that the HIV tests will be voluntary and the results confidential, BuaNews/ writes. "Everybody's privacy and dignity must be respected by health professionals and the public in general," Zuma said. "We must also respect the HIV status of all South Africans, whether positive or negative, and support each other to deal with this epidemic," he added (4/8).

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