Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa along with Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has begun with the battle of tackling issues of HIV and Aids as a number of men affected by the chronic disease rise by 30%.
Motsoaledi has joined deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in Soshanguve, where they are talking to residents.
He says that some people are still ignoring the pandemic.
Minister says male counterparts often take steps to know their status, while their female partners are forced to test during pregnancies.
Motsoaled urged men to partake in a battle against HIV, saying they should know their status.
“The first change I’d like to see from men is they must know their status.”
Panel discussions are now underway with substance abuse and gender based violence, where the so-called Bluetooth phenomenon is also being discussed.
A presentation has been done by concerned community activists, telling the dignitaries how sharing blood in order to get high has become a danger to Pretoria townships.