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RSS FeedsBreaking the chain of transmission
(WorldNews Health)


16 september 2017 21:24:21

Breaking the chain of transmission
(WorldNews Health)

Nayna (name changed), 28, was admitted to JJ Hospital in Mumbai when there was a steep fall in her blood pressure. Six months pregnant and HIV-positive, she had not registered herself at any health-care facility even though her first child, a boy, had tested positive for HIV. `We counselled Nayna and her husband, also HIV+, until they realised the seriousness of the disease. She was started on medication immediately,` says Rupali Tople, counsellor at the hospital. `We promised her that were she to comply with our instructions, we would ensure that her second baby was HIV-negative.` In February, Nayna gave birth to a girl, who has tested negative since. While medical science has made...
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