About 2,000 volunteers, advocates and residents wielding banners with red ribbons and slogans trekked through the busy streets of Mombasa to the tune of a marching band on Nov. 28 to mark the start of the Testing Millions Campaign in Kenya.
The event organized by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the Municipal Council of Mombasa and a number of partners as part of a global HIV testing campaign comes at the run-up to the 2009 World AIDS Day. The guiding principal of the Testing Millions Campaign, which aims to test millions of people in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Americas, is that without free and accessible HIV testing, there can be no universal access to HIV treatment and prevention.
Senior Director of Global Advocacy
AIDS Healthcare Foundation