11m South Africans Tested for HIV

Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says that since the launch of government's HIV, counselling and testing campaign in 2010, 11.9 million people have tested, with the figure growing every month

Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says that since the launch of government's HIV, counselling and testing campaign in 2010, 11.9 million people have tested, with the figure growing every month.

Presenting the department's R25 731 554 billion budget for the year 2011/12 to Parliament, Motsoaledi said in taking the campaign further, the department, together with the House of Traditional Leaders and CONTRALESA, will on 12 June 2011, launch the massive HCT campaign at Mafefe village in Limpopo.

Motsoaledi further said that before the campaign launch in April last year, as at the end of February 2010, 923 000 people were on antiretroviral treatment, adding that 1.4 million people were now on treatment.

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