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Free HIV testing for couples on Valentines' Day
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ZIMBABWE: Free HIV testing for couples on Valentines' Day

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JOHANNESBURG, 9 February (PLUSNEWS) - The international NGO, Population Services International (PSI), is to run a free week-long HIV voluntary counselling and testing service for Zimbabwean couples from 14 February, Valentine's Day.

Ziyambi Ziyambi, PSI's laboratory science manager, said the free programme aimed to encourage people to know their HIV status and make the necessary changes in their sexual behaviour.

A local newspaper, The Herald, quoted Ziyambi as saying: "A couple that knows its status will definitely act responsibly."

The services would be available at the country's network of 14 'New Start' testing centres.



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