Local CDC urges partners to ‘love responsibly’

2020-03-03 06:01
Sister Amy Eiman and sister Beverley Wilcox, health promotion coordinators, provide wellness services as part of an outreach programme.

Sister Amy Eiman and sister Beverley Wilcox, health promotion coordinators, provide wellness services as part of an outreach programme.

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A team of nurses and community care workers from Lady Michaelis Community Day Centre (CDC) set up a mobile testing site at the Wynberg taxi rank as part of a safe-sex awareness drive on Tuesday 25 February.

Sister Beverley Wilcox explained: “The whole of February we dedicate to love and, therefore, we wanted to use this opportunity to teach our community to love responsibly. One option is to abstain but if this is not possible we encourage partners to be faithful and to use a condom.”

Wilcox further explained the importance of condoms in preventing pregnancy, STIs and HIV.

Residents were invited to have their blood pressure and sugar tested, be screened for TB, and access HIV testing.

Wilcox said the outreach event gave people a chance to access services at a convenient location.

“The staff of the CDC wish to thank their partners, including TB HIV Care and Wynberg police for making the outreach a success,” she said.

  • Lady Michaelis is located at 10 Burnham Road, Plumstead, Cape Town.

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