17 Sep 2004

Solomon Islanders wary of HIV/Aids tests

6:16 am on 17 September 2004

Medical authorities say Solomon Islanders are still reluctant to take voluntary HIV/Aids tests.

The Medical Superintendent of the National Referral Hospital, Doctor Silence Tovosia says it looks like would-be volunteers are wary about the confidentiality of the process.

Doctor Tovosia says the fear of breach of privacy is common and to be expected for such a new development.

The Ministry of Health and Services last month announced the establishment of a centre for voluntary HIV/Aids testing.

Solomon Islands has two registered and confirmed cases of HIV; a man and a woman.