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Voluntary Counseling And Testing: What Happens There?
HIV/AIDS

Voluntary Counseling And Testing: What Happens There?

Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) is a service provided free of charge across different institutions in Kenya. If you choose to visit a VCT center, you may go alone but it is good to go with your partner if you are currently in a sexual relationship with them, or would like to have one in the near future. Before the testing commences, there is a pre-counseling session that prepares you for all possible outcomes of the test. The pre-counseling is…
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Eating Right & Exercising To Improve The Quality Of Life
HIV/AIDS

Eating Right & Exercising To Improve The Quality Of Life

Once a person is diagnosed with HIV, he or she should receive counselling and begin on a course of Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. Along with the ARV treatment, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to boost your immune system. Exercising is a huge part of living a healthy life. Exercising in this case does not necessarily mean that you have to be a gym buff, but light aerobic exercises, strength training, and flexibility training should all form…
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New Developments: PrEP
HIV/AIDS

New Developments: PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP is medicine taken daily by people who are at a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in order to lower their chances of contracting the illness. These may be people who are HIV negative but are in a committed relationship with a partner who is HIV positive. Sex workers are also considered at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Like with any other medication, it is very important to consult with a doctor before choosing to take PrEP.…
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