Get yourself tested - Sama

2009-11-30 08:42

Johannesburg - The SA Medical Association (Sama) has called on people to get HIV tests ahead of World Aids Day on December 1.

"It is important for everyone to know their HIV status by testing regularly for HIV and for every South African living with HIV to have access to antiretroviral treatment," Sama chairperson Dr Norman Mabasa said.

"We also encourage pregnant women to test early in their pregnancy for HIV, so that they can prevent their babies from becoming infected."

Mabasa said World Aids Day would be marked locally by an event at the Pretoria Showgrounds, to be attended by President Jacob Zuma and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.