Nakonde targets 9000 for HIV testing

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Nakonde targets 9000 for HIV testing

Nakonde,  November 27,2014,ZANIS…Nakonde District of Muchinga pProvince is targeting to test 9000 people for HIV/AIDS during the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day on 1st December.

ZANIS Reports that this came to light yesterday during the stakeholders and  District AIDS Task Force (DATF) preparatory meeting for World AIDS day activities.

This year’s world AIDS day will be celebrated under the theme Zambia @ 50 towards zero stigma and discrimination.

The District Health Office together with the DATF is targeting to test 9000 people through out the District as part of this years’ World AIDS Day commemoration.

And District AIDS Task Force chairperson Morris Kabanda said the District will hold a candle light service on Sunday 30th November at Grace Ministries Church to commemorate and remember all those who have died from HIV/AIDS.

Mr Kabanda said the service will start at 18:00 hours and appealed to residents of Nakonde to turn up in numbers to pray for their deceased brothers and sisters.

Nakonde is one of the Districts with a high number of HIV/AIDS prevalence rates being a border area.