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ANC Youth League 2013 Aids Day statement
1 December 2013
The ANC Youth League joins the world in commemorating the 2013 International Worlds AIDS Day. In-line with this year`s theme, we call on all young people within our country`s borders to Get Wise, Get Tested, Get Circumcised so as to prevent possibilities of acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
We have communicated to our structures to develop programmes that show our support to our fellow young people living with HIV and AIDS. We appreciate the work that is being done by the ANC led government towards zero new HIV and TB infections. Since 2009, we have witness government programmes that ensure long-life for people living with HIV and AIDS.
We are happy with the fact that all those with TB can access TB drugs and that all HIV-positive people can access care and Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment. The roll-out is efficient except to mention that the service providers appointed by government to supply these drugs should ensure that all drugs ordered are in the medical institutions on time to avoid shortages.
The campaigning-lot that criticizes our government of shortages should also ask their funders to ship-into our country enough stock as ordered by government. The in-efficiency by the service provider should never be regarded a government problem.
We welcome developments on simplification of treatment process by the introduction of the three-in-one pill as this pill reduces the likelihood of brothers and sisters skipping their doses. We also remember those who left us because of HIV/AIDS related deaths.
Issued by African National Congress Youth League
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