hiv_aids.gifSouth African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi are expected to encourage 5 000 workers at Eskom’s Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga to test for HIV and Aids this weekend.

National Health Spokesperson Fidel Hadebe said their visit will mark the end of the week-long HIV testing and counselling campaign, which started on Monday at the power station in Emalahleni.

The HIV testing campaign is part of the partnership between the Department of Health and National Power Utility Eskom to fight against the virus.

Mr Hadebe said the department has similar partnerships with many other private sector institutions.

He said the campaign was launched by President Jacob Zuma in May 2010, where he set a target of getting 15 million South Africans to test for HIV by June last year.