The Wise Up Zone is growing everyday as more Testers and Mobilisers from the Nigerian Youth Network on HIV/AIDS (NYNETHA) and Local OVC Partners in Nigeria (LOPIN 3) takes charge of the activities in the tent.
In a bit to curb the HIV/AIDS menace and to be able to meet the demands of the people, the Wise Up Zone today received more aid as NYNETHA and LOPIN 3 Testers and Mobilisers played a pleasantly role to ensure the success of the campaign.
Due to their elegant, savoury and politeness, a lot of people were able to turn up at the Wise Up Zone knowing that their life is better than just a shopping. Most Christmas Village shoppers had to leave their strain to ensure they get tested. So, what are you still waiting for?
Mary, one of the persons that went for the testing and counselling said in a relieved voice that, “today I feel like am in Heaven.
“I used to be afraid before now, but when some guys approached me and asked if I don’t mind knowing my HIV/AIDS status. I told them no, I have never done it before and I don’t feel like. But one of the guys said something that caught me right there, so I have to summon courage for the test.
“Now am happy as the test was fast and simple with my result being negative which makes me the happiest person in the world right now. Meanwhile I’ll take the advice from the Counsellor and ensure my partner uses condom if need arrive until we’re married.” She said.
The other person being anonymous was aggrieved due to his result but found solace when a member of the team told him you can live your normal life, you can decide to have more children with your wife if you wish. He said, “I thought it was the end of the world when I tested positive months back but now I know I can keep myself without infecting others so to live a centenary life.”
The Testers and Mobilisers were about 15 and effectively doing what they know how to do best. Not like the hospital when a person takes care of hundreds, here it’s fast and accurate. Why not come know your status, or if you had, why not get counsel as to how to live a safer life. There’s a saying that says ‘your health is your wealth’. Wise Up Zone is here to help fight and eradicate HIV/AIDS. And don’t forget, they are other prizes to be won too.
Wise Up Zone is set up by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF), ECEWS, Cross River State Government, fhi360 and other MDAs. Locate Wise Up Zone at the Christmas Village, Calabar Municipal Council, Calabar, Cross River State.
In doubt, then watch NYNETHA and LOPIN 3 with people like you willing to secure a healthy living in action in the photos below….