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Saudi launched free HIV testing

Saudi health authorities have announced arrangements to provide free HIV/AIDS testing in the kingdom, Arab News has reported. The health ministry set up a network comprising more than 2,000 health centres and 240 hospitals throughout the kingdom equipped with the facilities for such screening tests. "We also have testing centres as well as counselling offices where AIDS patients can avail themselves of services free of charge," Dr Ziad Al-Memish, deputy minister for preventive medicine said.