HIV/AIDS Ministry

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HIV/Aids is a pandemic rife within our communities. Recognizing the need for support and counselling for people inflicted with HIV/Aids, BMC initiated counselling courses for people who are HIV positive. Support groups within Diepsloot were also established.

Counseling and HIV/AIDS training and information courses were offered to support group members. Food parcels and Home Based Care are also offered as well as assisting in medical referrals and transportation to the local Diepsloot clinics and the Helen Joseph hospital

A Project team of 4 people lead this ministry, and volunteers assist in the day to day operations. There are 4 support Groups operating at the Diepsloot Ext 7 Clinic as well as others associated with Diepsloot Methodist Church, Kya Sand informal settlements and Cosmo City Methodist Church

The HIV/Aids ministry has been registered as an NPO and has been accredited as a Non-Medical Testing site for HCT (HIV Counselling and Testing), the main premises is located at Diepsloot Counselling House at the Bophelong /Akani property Diepsloot ext 10.

As well as the care, counseling and testing, BMC issues around 200 food parcels to people within the support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS on a monthly basis in Diepsloot, Kya Sand and Cosmo City

These services are free.

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