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‘HIVenture-Tour de Life’ aims to spread the word not the virus by promoting change in the lifestyle of South Africans to rapidly decrease the rate of infections.
The disease is still spreading with 1000 new infection daily in South Africa.
HIV and AIDS awareness has been neglected in the media over the past months adding to the decline of in-house awareness within the South African workplace.
Access to information for employers and employees is inadequate.
Focus will be on the corporate as well as public sector to increase information and dispel misconceptions by give personal testimony and mentorship.
“To mobilise and empower the South African business sector as well as the population at large to take effective action on HIV and AIDS”.
•Create an understanding of how HIV is transmitted in an attempt to curb the ongoing spread of the disease.
•Educate through experience and personal testimony of living with HIV and AIDS.
•Create awareness on how HIV and AIDS affects us all as a global community, infected or affected.
•Promote the view that those living with HIV and AIDS require understanding and consideration rather than judgment with a stigma attached to it as no one ‘deserves’ this disease.
Having counselled individuals and facilitated support groups living with HIV & AIDS, Cindy realises that more needs to be done to eradicate the stigma still attached to the virus.
This issue is preventing individuals from ‘coming out’ about their status and securing essential treatment and support.
The planned tour route.