New Amsterdam getting closer to 24hr counselling, HIV testing site
The New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council in collaboration with several stakeholders, is getting closer to establishing a 24-hour Counselling and Testing Centre in the town to help in the fight to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The establishment of the testing centre is a follow up to the council’s municipal declaration (signed in April) renouncing Stigma, Discrimination and Homophobia. According to Paulette Henry, the Project Coordinator, “the New Amsterdam Town Council has a task force in place to address the spread of HIV/AIDS within key populations”. With this as its focus, the centre is intended to make Counselling and HIV Testing easily and readily accessible to the ‘most at risk’ population.