Gogo Thembo from Kwekwe district learned about the Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment  (ZHCT) project’s work in 2018. “I learnt about HIV testing services from the ZHCT project, and I now refer my clients to the health facility.

Most of my clients will be in denial and at times refuse to get tested for HIV, I always work with Community Outreach Workers and Nurse Testers for counselling sessions and HIV testing for my clients.”

Gogo Thembo says no one should die of HIV, “we should work together to make sure that people are always in good health, HIV treatment helps people to live longer, we should not let them die in our hands.”

In the year 2018, Gogo Thembo referred a total of 61 clients for HIV testing, 11 of them tested positive to HIV and were initiated on ART.