One of South Africa’s largest health NGOs, Right to Care, is encouraging men who have sex with men to attend an HIV information and testing day in Khayalisha, Bloemfontein.
The activation is part of the Me1st campaign, which is empowering men who have sex with men across South Africa to put their health first, to get tested for HIV and to go onto antiretroviral treatment if they test positive. Many men who have sex with men face stigma and discrimination, especially when seeking healthcare services.
The activation also supports the national Department of Health’s Condom Awareness Week. Unprotected sex can cause STIs, including HIV. The Me1st campaign is therefore also focused on encouraging men to use condoms.
The activation is taking place today, 12 February 2019, starting from 10:30 am to 16:00 pm.
Right to Care is currently working with local NGO Rainbow Seeds on its Me1st campaign in Bloemfontein.