Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will be providing free HIV testing and counselling services as well as conducting CD4 screening at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show as part of efforts to encourage more people to know their HIV status and seek treatment early.
By Phyllis Mbanje
Medical experts say seeking treatment early is a key condition to be able to live a long and healthy life with HIV and MSF will be using its mobile van for the testing services.
Those who test positive will have an opportunity to know their CD4 count, which will determine if they qualify to start treatment. A CD4 count is an important indicator of how well one’s immune system is working.