Geared up for World Aids Day

2016-11-29 06:00
In recognition of World Aids Day (from left) Christopher Chetty, William Shozi, Nomvula Xaba, Gina Xaba and Matthew Shunmugan from Compass Medical Waste Services in solidarity with those affected by HIV and Aids.Photo:supplied

In recognition of World Aids Day (from left) Christopher Chetty, William Shozi, Nomvula Xaba, Gina Xaba and Matthew Shunmugan from Compass Medical Waste Services in solidarity with those affected by HIV and Aids.Photo:supplied

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WORLD Aids Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have lost their lives as a result of the disease.

Staff at Compass Medical Waste Services, a national healthcare risk waste removal and disposal company, aim to create awareness and empathy for those suffering with HIV and Aids.

Nine years ago Compass embarked on a joint venture with Daniels Health, an Australian company, and introduced the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable sharps system to South Africa.

Research on the Daniels container has shown that it reduces container related needle-stick injuries by 87%.

The use of this healthcare risk waste container has, in turn, curbed the spread of HIV to healthcare workers.

To make a difference this World Aids Day, check out the Hillcrest Aids Centre Adopt-a-Bed campaign. Visit www.hillaids.org.za/adopt-a-bed-campaign or contact the Hillcrest Aids Centre on 031 765 5866 for more information about this initiative.

Your monthly donations towards the Hillcrest Aids Centre Adopt-a-Bed campaign will go towards helping to provide the best care and treatment to the centre’s respite unit patients so they have the best chance of returning home to their families and leading full, healthy and productive lives.

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