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Tuesday 27 December 2005
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SIERRA LEONE: Ministers get tested to erase HIV/AIDS stigma


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JOHANNESBURG, 28 January (PLUSNEWS) - All government ministers and their deputies in Sierra Leone could soon be publicly tested for HIV, vice president Solomon Berewa has said.

The vice president made the announcement during a meeting with major international donors as part of the government's bid to erase the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS.

Berewa was quoted by Agence France Presse (AFP) as saying: "This is a practical way for us to show leadership."


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