Hannes conducted HIV Training to 20 enrolled students of the Skills Development Programme at Lynnwood Ridge DRC on 21 February 2019. The session was highly interactive and 5 people were open about their ARV use.
Some of the questions were:
- May I use my ARV’s with the medicine from the Sangoma.
- Should I stop using my ARV’s if a pastor prayed and said that I am healed?
- Would you test me? Confidentiality is a problem at my clinic…
Listening to these questions and the general discussion, it was clear that there is so many unanswered questions about HIV, so much stigma around and adherence to treatment remains a problem in South Africa.