Lesotho embarks on universal HIV testing. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • On 1 December 2005, this past World AIDS Day, Lesotho embarked on the "Know Your Status" initiative to provide country-wide voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS. In a country of two million people with a 29 percent HIV infection rate, the universal testing initiative may help prevent a humanitarian and economic crisis capable of destroying the country. However, the initiative raises human rights concerns.

publication date

  • April 2006