VCT Event: Student being Tested for HIV
It has been a busy month of careful planning and prayerful anticipation for the STS clubs (boys and girls) of Kibaha Secondary School, located in eastern Tanzania. They hosted a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) event that allowed 41 students the opportunity to be briefed by local leaders and medical professionals on HIV/AIDS education, testing procedures, medical records, and family planning. The students visited the Tumbi hospital as part of this five hour VCT event that included classroom instruction and tours of the hospital facilities. One of the many praise reports from the event was that several students consented to being tested for HIV during the hospital visit. The STS Club-Kibaha students, facilitator, and parent leaders obviously prepared very well for this event, as it went off very smoothly and the participating students are now better equipped to make in difference for STS in their own lives as well as in their community.
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