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26 July 2017 | Story Kate-Lyn Moore. Photo Supplied.
Over 50 000 people have visited the mobile units since the Tutu Tester was introduced in 2009.
Over 50 000 people have visited the mobile units since the Tutu Tester was introduced in 2009.

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation hopes to reach 500 people who find it difficult to access public clinics, through a health and welfare jamboree in Athlone this Saturday, 29 July 2017.

The foundation seeks, in particular, to provide services to adolescents, who are at risk of HIV and STIs and who often lack information on sexual and reproductive health.

Saturday’s event hopes to drive home the importance of health checks, including regular HIV testing, to both learners and parents.

A team of health professionals and counsellors will be offering wellness and testing services, free of charge, from the foundation’s three mobile units, the Tutu Tester, the Tutu Teen Truck and the Tutu Kwik Test trailer.

The jamboree will take place at Peak View High in Athlone from 09:00 to 13:00.

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