In the Times on Friday, Rick Broadbent's story followed a trio of health workers on their motorcycles as they journeyed to Moshemong in Lesotho to educate the community about HIV/AIDS.
Thuso Khanare and his fellow riders encourage people to get tested for HIV. Thanks to their motorcycles, they can transport blood samples needed for testing between laboratories and clinics providing reliable results. In a country where 1 in 4 of the adult population are infected with HIV, early diagnosis is key in tackling this epidemic.
Thuso and his colleagues not only have to contend with treacherous roads to reach remote communities but they are often met with fear and rejection. ‘There are cultural and traditional issues,' he explains.
Since being mobilised by Riders for Health, health workers like Thuso are giving hope to communities affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho.
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