MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Encourages Everyone to Be Tested and
Circumcised on World Aids Day

29 November 2013    

 

The IFP encourages everyone to go get tested and circumcised on this coming World Aids day. IFP spokesperson on Health, Ms Hilda Msweli said, “We encourage everyone to go and get tested at their nearest clinic around the country. It is important to get tested and to know your HIV status, so that if one is found to be positive they can be treated while the virus is still on its early stages. Getting tested also encourages one to live a healthy and positive life”  

 

Msweli added, “We also encourage people to undergo medical male circumcision as doing so reduces chances of contracting HIV. Medical male circumcision services are available in hospitals around the country. People can go to their nearest hospitals to get circumcised.” 

 

“We also urge those who are living with the virus to not fall victim to those who claim to have a cure for HIV/AIDS. Those infected must keep on taking their treatment from the clinics,” concluded Msweli. 

 

The IFP also encourages people to abstain from sex or practice safe sex by using condoms. 

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Health, Ms Hilda Msweli MP, 072 513 1833

 

For media queries contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252