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HIV testing in WC at an all-time high

Nearly 200,000 tests were done from June to September this year.

FILE: More people are also on ARV's today that there were a decade ago. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has reported HIV testing is at an all-time high in 2014.

Nearly 200,000 tests were done from June to September this year.

In 2008 just under 300,000 tests were done in the entire year.

Last year over 600,000 tests were done.

Mayoral Committee member for Health Benedicta van Minnen says there is increasing awareness on the importance of getting tested.

"We really are seeing a big increase in people taking the opportunity to know their status, which is really important and then also we're finding with ARVs from a decade ago when we had about 11,000 people on ARVs, we've now got 115,000 on ARVs."

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