US Ambassador tests for HIV

US Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller taking an HIV/ AIDs test yesterday. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
US Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller taking an HIV/ AIDs test yesterday. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The new US ambassador Earl Miller took his first public HIV/ AIDS test as an official ambassador of his country yesterday at Tebelopele Voluntary Counselling and Testing Center (VCT) in Gaborone.

Addressing the media, Miller said he took the test in order to encourage the public to test for HIV/AIDS and to lead by example as it takes more than financial and technical  support. He also said his decision to test for HIV/AIDS was to help change the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Furthermore, he added that he wanted to show the people of Botswana and of the United States that health is one of his top priorities. Through the President Emergency Plan For Africa Relief (PEPFA) initiative, the United States of America has over the years  provided Botswana with approximately Six billion pula to support and help control the epidemic. 

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