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TLC to use sports to fight HIV

By Johnson Were

Added 8th December 2018 07:05 PM

Mpoza was speaking during the World AIDS Day Celebrations in Kamwokya organised by the Right to Play.

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TLC Netball team after performing for the guests at the World AIDS Day. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Mpoza was speaking during the World AIDS Day Celebrations in Kamwokya organised by the Right to Play.

TLC netball club will continue to use sports as a mobilising tool against HIV/AIDS, coach Dennis Mpoza has said.

Mpoza was speaking during the World AIDS Day Celebrations in Kamwokya organised by the Right to Play.

“We do not live with these girls and boys, but the advantage we have is that we meet them almost every day during sports activities, so we keep reminding them about the dangers of HIV and that is why we are involved in today’s activities,” Mpoza said.

The theme of this year’s celebrations was “Know Your Status” and it is upon this that Mpoza appealed to the youth and the entire public to go and have an HIV test to be able to know their status.

“If you know your status it helps you to start treatment early and as a sports person, it helps you switch from active sports to coaching which doesn't overwork your body,” the netball coach explained.

Kira Road Police Community Liaison officer (CLO) Steven Kalyegira urged parents to monitor their children especially at this time they are returning home for holiday.

“We have to sensitize our children and also control them to avoid mixing with the bad elements especially in this holiday period,” Kalyegira said.

He appealed to the public to take regular health tests and HIV tests to be able to know their status.

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