September 7, 2010
National HIV Testing Campaign Stalls in South Africa
South Africa’s campaign to test 15 million of its citizens in one year for HIV has stalled after just five months, PlusNews reports. Reports from the South African National AIDS Council and the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa show poor funding, monitoring and implementation, as well as poor linkages between testing services and HIV care. About 1.7 million people have been tested so far, and the government is preparing to relaunch the campaign. More than 1 million South Africans are on antiretroviral treatments. A successful campaign could put an additional 590,000 people on treatment.
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