Efforts Continuing to stem Spread of AIDS Locally

As the exercise rolls on, a medical team will be deployed to the Parish of St. Peters this weekend, to conduct a mobile clinic, testing for various illnesses.

Residents of the district and surrounding communities are therefore being urged to make good use of the free medical services that will be provided, to test for HIV/Aids, while other health workers also engage in free screenings, including pap smears.

A bulletin from the health Services also confirmed that screenings also include those for cholesterol levels, blood sugar and blood levels.

This Community Testing Day is a collaborative effort between the National AIDS Secretariat and the Community Health Services of the Ministry of Health.

All screenings will be conducted by community health nurses who are also trained Voluntary Counseling and Testing Providers.  The staff of the National AIDS Secretariat will also be on hand to distribute HIV/AIDS material.

The Testing day will be staged on Saturday march 26, 2011, at the St. Peter’s Health Centre, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

According to the health officials, residents should understand that, as is always the case, all medical information will be kept strictly confidential.

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