Angolan Women Urged to Take HIV/AIDS Test

UNAIDS calls on pregnant women to adhere to voluntary testing of HIV/AIDS in order to reduce the epidemic by 90 percent

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Angola has called on pregnant women to adhere to voluntary testing of HIV/AIDS in order to reduce the epidemic by 90 percent by 2015.

Speaking to ANGOP, UNAIDS director, Sihaka Tsemo, pointed out that pregnant women should try to know as early as possible about their HIV status in order to begin treatment immediately and therefore protect their children from the virus.

Tsemo is concerned with some HIV positive people who drop out of antiretroviral therapy in the various health facilities in the country, to traditional treatment, an attitude that has been adversely affecting the clinical condition of many patients.

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