PCB: Directors take HIV tests

2008-06-25 00:00

The directors of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) recently made a bold statement by submitting to voluntary testing for HIV.

PCB president Zinhle Sokhela explained: ‘We felt that our business community had to re-invigorate its contribution to the control of HIV and Aids. The most important aspect … was the necessity for people to learn their status through voluntary testing.

'This might enable employers and employees to work together in the achievement of a better health regiment for those who are positive. Companies cannot help their workers whose HIV status remains a secret from the employer.

'We are trying to promote the message that ‘employment is a relationship of trust.’

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