18% flee HIV test results

According to the National Aids Council (Nac) second quarter report for Bulawayo province 18% of people who were tested for HIV from January to June this year did not collect their results

The report notes that 6 322 people tested positive and 5 154 of them have been initiated on anti-retroviral medication. Part of the report reads:

From January to June this year, 67 618 people tested for HIV in the whole province. Of those, 6 322 tested HIV positive but 18 percent of those results were not accounted for. From those, 33 996 were retests despite our initial target of testing 69 425 people in total. In essence we fell short of the target by three percent.

According to NAC, more women were tested than men during the period under review.

More: Chronicle

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