In promotion of HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT)
Date: 6 August 2010
Venue: Fred Crooks Sports Centre, Durban University of Technology
As a preferred institution in South Africa, Durban University of Technology (DUT) provides a teaching and learning environment that is conducive to the university’s academic values. The university recognises the social challenges learners face as they go through the transition from being a high school pupil to a university scholar. DUT has in place various projects and programmes to ensure students have a firm foundation of support to prepare them to deal with contemporary academic and social issues.
As a tertiary institution, academic excellence is our core objective. Recent statistics of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS amongst youth is alarming, raising concerns of the future of our nation. Apart from DUT’s academic goals, the University is particularly concerned with empowering students to remain HIV negative through interactive student workshops via the University’s HIV/AIDS Centre.
As part of DUT’s ongoing collaborative effort to ensure its students become successful leaders across all sectors, the HIV/AIDS Centre will launch its first Graduate Alive Campaign. The campaign will serve as a platform to encourage students to know their status through HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) to empower them to graduate alive. HIV/AIDS and related information will be accessible from exhibiting partner companies and NGO’s.
For more information, please contact:
Oziel Mdletshe Thobile Zulu
DUT Health Promoter HOD: HIV/AIDS Centre
Office: 031 373 2440/2260 Office: 031 373 2287
Mobile: 074 4521 205 Mobile: 079258 3791