16 March 2011

Aids tests come to SA schools

Hoping to improve treatment for youths, the government has decided to expand HIV testing in schools, proposing that all students older than 12 get checked.

A tiny prick made a drop of blood on Nkosi Minenhle's finger, as the 15-year-old underwent an HIV test in a mobile clinic set up on her high school grounds.

The test was conducted by Mpilonhle, a charity that has since 2007 brought teachers, social workers and nurses to schools in Mtubatuba.


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