The Child and Youth Care Development students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) recently hosted an HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign which took place at the Steve Biko Campus Food Court.
The main aim of the campaign was to educate students on the prevention of HIV/AIDS. DUT students were also given talks about the importance of abstaining from sex, using condoms and prevention of sexual transmitted diseases.
“We (DUT) encourage students to visit the University’s clinic to get professional help because on arrival at the clinic, they will go through a process of counselling before getting tested for HIV/AIDS,” said Andile Masuku, event organiser.
He further added that they were regularly motivating their peers to visit the clinic frequently possibly every three months to be tested. “HIV/AIDS is manageable as long as those who are already infected take their medication timeously, protect themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” added Masuku.
He also stressed that he would like the initiative to be shared to the entire DUT population so that it can assist and reach out to those who were not approached during their campaign.
Pictured: The HIV/AIDS Awareness team.