Beating the Testing Taboo

In East and Southern Africa, women are more likely to have HIV though for men, it’s deadlier.
Less likely to seek testing and treatment, men make up 54% of AIDS-related deaths but only 46% of infections in the regions. Globally, 60% of HIV-positive women were on treatment in 2016, but only 47% of men.
Tackling the trend in Malawi, mobile clinics are normalizing male testing in hard-to-reach areas. Founded in 2008, the initiative once had sessions that maxed out at 6 male patients. They now serve 60.
Bhekisisa (South Africa)

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