After Batanai recognized the need for post test support in Masvingo it partnered with The Centre in 2006 and provided free counselling services to people living with HIV. Later PSI joined supporting the New Life Post Test Support Programme with BHASO as the implementer. The New Life Post Test Support Programme offers free professional counseling to people living with HIV&AIDS including those on the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) Programme, workers at their workplaces, prisoners and those who come to Opportunistic Infections (OI) Clinics for ART. Nutrition counselling is also offered. HIV&AIDS support groups are strengthened through visits while members receive deeper information on HIV&AIDS through weekly talks given by different specialists. Efforts are also made to reach clients in rural areas, farms, prisons and mines who cannot come to the site for counselling. Plans are underway to offer ARVs and provide family planning services to clients who come for post test counseling.
Funding partner: PSI (Population Services International)