HIV/Aids Testing of Scholarship Students

by fontes on 01/04/2009 No comments

The students that form part of the Fontes Foundation scholarship programme are growing up to become young adults and sexually active. The last years, Fontes Foundation has increasingly also supported the students with healthcare, since they are not able to benefit from education when their health is in a poor state. The question of HIV/Aids came up, and Fontes Foundation decided to test all students yearly. It was decided not to make this a criteria for selection in the scholarship programme, rather a way to make sure that the students receive the necessary medication in case infected. All students received counseling and were tested in April 2009, and all tested negative.

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