Today, a 20 year old pregnant lady was referred to the clinic. She was found to be HIV positive during her first pregnancy 2 years ago. Her husband refused to allow her to take meds preventing transmission to the baby and has not allowed the baby to be tested or mom to have any follow-up. After this not so wonderful man took another wife 2 months ago mom decided she had enough and came into be placed on medication. Hopefully she will be able to get her first child in for testing.
Most men here seem to have a good grip on the HIV situation but today's case illustrates how some remain very ignorant of the disease and the available treatment options.
Project Hope and others have made great strides regarding education but more still needs to be accomplished.