World Records Shattered for HIV Testing

Record-breaking numbers of people in eastern Africa have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania. In the Gambella Region of Ethiopa, a new world record was set for the most people being tested for HIV during an eight-hour period. The initiative brought together 3,383 people to receive HIV counselling and testing at the Gambella Stadium. Three representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records were present to record the event.

Meanwhile, in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania, the world record was broken for the most people being tested for HIV at multiple locations in eight hours. A total of 4,367 people received HIV counselling and testing in designated locations in those countries within the same eight-hour time frame.

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Credited Source: 
United Nations Population Fund

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