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Apr 26, 2011
Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections Falls Behind HIV/AIDS Prevention
AUTHOR:PlusNews GobalSOURCE:IRIN News, PlusNews
While there has been a greater focus over the last decade to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), efforts to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as mother-to-child STI transmission, lag behind. Health workers are often so focused on encouraging HIV prevention and/or adherence to an ARV regimen, they miss screening for STIs. Ann Karanja, a clinical officer at Korogocho Health Centre, a health clinic in Nairobi, said this to IRIN News:
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Babies and mothers wait for care at Mulago Hospital - Ugandan's National Referral Hospital. Some may die and some mothers may develop obstetric fistulae. Click Here to view.
Source:The New Vision- Uganda's Leading Newspaper July 2007