HIV/AIDS awareness organisations have welcomed the Department of Basic Education’s announcement that it will introduce HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign to schools. However, the organisations have also added that protecting the human rights of pupils in schools is essential.
Education department spokesperson, Granville Whittle, says the department will be handling the matter cautiously, following concerns raised in media reports about the safety of pupils.
Meanwhile, the Treatment Action Campaign, has called for the new HCT campaign at schools, to be completed in a ‘measured, phased manners with thorough and consultative planning’.
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