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RWANDA: Unexpected interest shown in HIV testing

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JOHANNESBURG, 29 August (PLUSNEWS) - Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV in Rwanda's Byumba province yielded a "surprising" turnout over the weekend.

According to Dr Charles Juru at the Byumba Hospital, a total of 6,000 residents and employees of the Mulindi Tea Plantation - the country's largest tea producer - enrolled for testing.

"We had planned to get about 4,000 people from Mulindi Tea Plantation but, to our surprise, many people turned up for this exercise," he told the local New Times newspaper.

Juru said the huge turnout was an indication of the public's willingness to know their HIV status.



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