HIV testing at Retreat Station

25 Nov

WUCT is a member of MSAT South(Multi-Sectoral Action Team), a City of Cape Town initiative to develop a multi sectoral action plan to respond to the dual epidemic of HIV/Aids and TB. NGO’s doing HIV work in our area of the South Peninsula,  get together to network on a monthly basis and co-ordinate strategies to address the challenges associated with TB and HIV/Aids.

We are working with the Government’s campaign to get 1 million people tested by June 2011, so we held an HIV Testing day at Retreat Station on Wed 24 Nov and 75 people were tested! This was a huge success, despite the wind (!), and was one of a 3-day event which MSAT South is running at 3 railway stations/taxi ranks, namely Fish Hoek on Tues 23 Nov, Retreat on Wed 24 Nov, and Wynberg on Thurs 25 Nov.

As you can see from the photos, we had people queueing up to be tested, as well as have their blood pressures taken!