HIV and AIDS

Messages of hope for mothers-to-be

“From Mothers To Mothers To Be”. This is the name of a programme operating out of the maternity section of Groote Schuur Hospital every Thursday. Each week, a group of pregnant women with HIV meet for education and counselling to help them deal positively with their status. Facilitating the programme are other women: happy mothers who want to share their skills and experiences of what they learned through the programme while they themselves were pregnant and newly diagnosed with HIV. The end goal of “From Mothers To Mothers To Be” is to prepare women for an opportunity to be put on a drug programme to prevent them from transmitting HIV to their babies. Khopotso Bodibe of Health-e News Service went along to find out more about this special service.

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Khopotso Bodibe