Government Says HIV/ AIDS Testing Shall Be Compulsory


You will soon be required to uncover probably the most touchy and private data to the state that is Whether you are a Zambian national or living in the Southern Africa State.
HIV Testing, Guidance and Treatment has been made necessary in Zambia starting August sixteenth in all government run health offices, President Edgar Lungu has declared.
President Edgar made the public notice/ announcement at the inaugural HIV Testing Counselling and Treatment Day commemoration under the theme
“Test and Treat: Towards Ending AIDS” held at the Olympic Youth
Development Centre (OYDC) in Capital Lusaka.

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“I must admit that there were some colleagues who felt that this policy would infringe on human rights, but then no one has the right take away somebody’s life. Just the same way we don’t consult you for consent when we are testing for Malaria, we will go ahead and test you for HIV and we will counsel you and if you are positive, we will commence you on treatment,” said President Edgar.

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