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Mandatory HIV Testing For Married Couples

NAC Proposes Mandatory HIV Testing For Couple To Get A Marriage Certificate

National Aids Council (Nac) monitoring and evaluation director Mr Amon Mpofu said there is need for couples getting married to know their HIV statuses first before they could get a marriage certificate.

He said this during a meeting with Members of Parliament on HIV and Aids in Kadoma. Said Mpofu:

We want pastors and magistrates or any other marriage officers to demand proof of HIV testing from couples intending to get married. We need to protect our children.

Mpofu also said foreign currency shortages in the country has also affected NAC. He said Government has not been allocating us enough foreign currency towards the procurement of ARV drugs.

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