According to eNCA, 6 million South Africans were reportedly living with HIV in 2014, the highest rate in the world, only 2.7 million of which were reported to be receiving HIV treatment. In South Africa there were 1 000 new infections and more than 1 000 Aids-related deaths on a daily basis at the time of the report.

Tumelo “Duke” Rasebopye, SRC member with the marketing, media and communications portfolio, described how the initiative was met with a positive response by the students who were present at the Student Centre. He mentioned how the launch was a success, as shown by the number of students who went to the Centre for Sexualities, Aids & Gender and the clinic to get tested soon after the program.

 

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