The Zambian Observer

CHADIZA MAN COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER NURSE FORCES HIM TO DO MANDATORY HIV TEST

A male aged 25 from chadiza district committed suicide after receiving news that hewas HIV positive. The incidence happened when Daka fell off the bike and injured himself. Upon arrival he was told of the mandatory HIV testing.

Unfortunately the results came out positive. They commenced him on instant initiation of treatment and was given a two weeks course of ARVs upon reaching home because he was still in denial Daka took all the medicines and died.

The hospital has few counsellors and there is health staff shortage as a result of mandatory testing . This has increased workload especially on nurses Biomedical Technicians carrying out tests.