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Trans Nzoia records drop in mother-child HIV infections

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 01:00 | By
Tame HIV infections among the youth
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There has been a significant drop in the rate of HIV Mother-to-Child Transmissions (MTCT) in Trans Nzoia County over the past four years with a record 50 HIV exposed infants confirmed to be virus free this year.

Confirming the drop at Kitale County Referral Hospital, Deputy Governor Philomena Kapkory commended health officials for supporting the course to bring down cases.

In 2018, she said, 50 infants contracted the virus from their mothers, a number that she noted was too high at a time when governments and organizations across the world are fighting to combat such transmissions.

She was however convinced that the fight is manageable with health records indicating only seven cases of MTCTs were reported between the year 2020 and 2022.

Kapkory who presided over advancement of the infants whose mothers tested positive for the virus affirmed that the county administration would support the prevention and elimination of such transmissions.

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