Percentage of pregnant women testing positive to HIV drops in Angola

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The percentage of pregnant women who test positive to HIV in Angola fell from 9.8 in 2007 to 4.8 in 2011, due to the government's efforts in fighting the AIDS pandemic.

An official of the clinical medical support department of the National Institute for the Fight against AIDS, Ana Maria Pascoal, announced the development during a seminar on HIV, held by the Female Journalist Forum in Luanda Monday.

Pascoal said the intervention of the government had been remarkable, especially since 2004 when prevention services were provided in the maternity hospitals of Maternidade Lucrécia Paim, Augusto Ngangula and Cajueiros hospital.

She said the hospitals provide monitoring and counselling services to pregnant women, as well as a follow-up service until their children are 18 months.
-0- PANA ANGOP/SEG 30Oct2012

30 october 2012 13:58:39




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