Dramatic spike in HIV cases for 2016

Dramatic spike in HIV cases for 2016

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Statistics coming out of the AIDS Secretariat has revealed an alarming number of HIV cases for the first quarter of 2016.

That is according to the AIDS program Manager Delcora Williams who indicated that 21 new cases have been confirmed for the months of January, February and March, three of which are pregnant women.

Williams said the next step for the Secretariat is to educate these mothers on the importance of treatment not only for themselves but for the safety of their babies.

The AIDS Program Manager said that a 3-day workshop is currently in progress which will ensure that infected mothers get the necessary information which will avoid the transmission of HIV from a mother to her baby.

The Mother to Child HIV Prevention Unit started in 1999 and so far 81 HIV positive mothers have been treated with 74 babies coming out HIV negative and only 7 positive.

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