Lesotho participated in the World AIDS Day national commemoration event in Ha Mabote in Maseru District. The event, with the theme of “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,” brought together representatives from government, healthcare, and community groups for a day of discussions, speeches, and educational events.
ICAP hosted a booth at the event, which disseminated HIV prevention materials as well as on-site HIV/TB testing and counseling. More than 300 HIV and TB screenings were conducted on that day. His Majesty King Letsie III, who visited ICAP’s booth, acknowledged the importance of the ongoing work in the country, noting to the attendees, “I appeal to you, individually and collectively to access HIV prevention services at our disposal. We will be able to treat those affected living openly with HIV with more care and compassion.”