New Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Site Opened At Kitty
The Ministry of Health is reporting that over the past ten years there has been a decline in the number of persons living with the HIV/AIDS virus while those infected have been able to live longer lives.
Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy made this comment as a new Voluntary Counseling and Testing site was opened at 156 Alexander Street, Kitty by the Artistes in Direct Support Group.
The Health Minister noted that the response by the private and nonprofit organizations in offering support to persons living with HIV/AIDS is commendable.
Artistes in Direct Support Director, Desiree Edghill said the site is dedicated to the organization’s founder Andre Sobryan. She notes that this is being done as this year marks ten years since his death.
Artistes in Direct Support is a non–profit organization which promotes HIV/AIDS awareness through Performing Arts such as music, drama and dance.
The Voluntary Counseling and Testing Site is aimed at encouraging more persons to get tested.