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February 24, 2009
Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

In South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, one of 34 Project Accept prevention sites — a mobile testing unit — parks and invites the community for free HIV testing and prevention. In a country where denial and stigma perpetuate the spread of HIV, community-level interventions like this seek to reverse the deadly trend.

Mobile testing units like the one featured in the video below offer free test results and spread the message that living with HIV is not a death sentence, but a chronic disease.

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal‘s signature story “AIDS ravages 1,000 per day in South Africa” explores South Africa’s AIDS epidemic in further detail.

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