Africaid Trains 104 CATS On HIV Self Testing

ZIMBABWE’S community based  organisation, Africaid, in collaboration with Population Services International (PSI) and the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC), this week trained at least 104 Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS) on the use and appreciation of HIV self testing kits in Manicaland province. HealthTimes Correspondant Through their Facebook page, Africaid said they were working with partners to take HIV self testing to the grassroots and through index case finding. “This week, we’re training 104 Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters in Manicaland Province together with Ministry of Health and Child…

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BARBER SHOPS POSE HIV RISK

PEOPLE who have their hair cut at salons are at high risk of contracting HIV through sharing barber clippers, the National Aids Council (Nac) has warned. Clients also risk contracting the potentially fatal Hepatitis B and C. SOURCE: The Chronicle Story By Thandeka Moyo Corroborating findings of a study published by the South African Medical Journal recently, a senior Nac official acknowledged that there is significant contamination of barber hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses. The doctors concluded in the study that there is a need for public education…

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