Saturday, 29 November 2008

Residents 'shun clinics for publicising HIV test results'

From The Citizen, Dar es Salam
By Paulina David in Mwanza

Most people in Mwanza districts are no longer going for HIV/Aids tests at local clinics because workers at the health centres are publicising test results, an official has said.

Misungwi district council executive director Xavier Tilyeselekwa recently told a Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) meeting that people also lacked faith in health workers at local clinics.

"Many people now prefer the regional headquarters to local clinics because some health workers have a tendency to reveal test results to other people," he said.

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