Concern over an increase in pregnant mothers seroconverting

Online desk |  9 months ago | local

Government has expressed concern over an inrease in the number of pregnant mothers and children who test HIV negative but later become positive during antenatal or postnatal care, a situation which exposes the weak prevention-of mother-to-child-transmission interventions in some areas countrywide.

Ministry of Health and Child Care Goromonzi District Medical Officer Dr Stephen Karim confirmed the development during a pre-world aids day media tour of Mashonaland East Province organised by the National Aids Council (NAC).

Dr karim added that there is need to find a lasting solution towards intermittent competition of resources towards the fight to end HIV due to other emerging disease outbreaks like Covid-19 and those which affect children like measles and polio. 

This year's World Aids Day marked on the 1st of this month ran under the theme: equalise: access, empowerment, inclusion, opportunities and human rights.