UK, SA players support HIV+ve persons
England and South African players took time out of their busy schedules this week during the ICC Champions Trophy to visit organisations in England and Wales and show solidarity with persons living with HIV.
England players James Tredwell, Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler visited Terrence Higgins Trust and The Food Chain in London on Tuesday, while South Africa's JP Duminy, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and assistant coach Russell Domingo visited Terrence Higgins Trust's offices in Cardiff.
During both visits, players elected to have rapid HIV tests to help raise awareness for the service that the Trust offers, with Tredwell taking his test in London and Duminy and Miller doing theirs in Cardiff. Terrence Higgins Trust is the UKs largest HIV and sexual health charity and offers a wide range of services, including the rapid HIV test.
In Cardiff, the South African players met persons living with HIV in Wales and learned about the stigma that they experience in their everyday life within their communities.