Hellen Kotlolo Discusses PMTCT

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Young Champion Hellen Koltolo recently appeared on health-e’s TV unit in South Africa to discuss her work in preventing mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT). During the segment, she discussed how mothers can transmit HIV/AIDS to their children, methods to reduce the likelihood of transmission and the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in South Africa:

Sometimes mummy’s are afraid to go the antenatal clinic to book when they are pregnant because of the stigma that is related to HIV and AIDS. So that is one of the things that we are really trying to work on as healthcare workers.

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