Men Increasingly Involved in PMTCT Programs in Kenya
October 20, 2010
More men are becoming involved in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Kenya, Inter Press Service reports. The news service profiles the Zingatia Maisha program's male clinics, funded by GlaxoSmithKline and Kenya's ministry of health. "For two years now, we have been encouraging male participation in the prevention of mother-to-child treatment of HIV. And that is why we give special treatment to all men who accompany their wives to either pre- or postnatal clinics," said Martha Opisaa, a nurse at the Vihiga health centre. She added that attending counseling together makes it easier for couples to disclose their HIV statuses and enroll in PMTCT programs (Esipisu, 10/18).
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