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IMPORTANCE OF CHCTIn our country, people speak theirown regional language!! Couplecounselling is a variation on this,as there are four views: Those ofeach partner, the couple togetherand the counsellor. In C.H.C.T the goal is to bring togetherthese views and create a shared visioni.e Shared language- Accepting HIV realitiesEmpowerment to prevent theacquisition and transmission of H.I.V- Sharing their support and compassionfor each otherComments by CounsellorsWeblame men a lot but womenneed to wake up. AIDS iseverywhere and we need to faceit and not cover behind myths,stories and fears. KNOWLEDGEIS POWER. We need to use it!!COUPLE- Isa collective unit representingmore than two individuals Ourfamily Our life- It is a couple as a unit sharingdifferent ideas and experiences.- HIV is a disease of the family, thecommunity and society.- Couple is the back bone of thecommunity- It is important for both partners toknow their status. In order to contentwith HIV and plan for their future. It is common to get discordant couplesin our communities. There are 400,000discordant couples. There are misconceptions thatdiscordance is not possible hence needfor C.H.C.T. Only 18-20% of womendisclose their status to their husbands. Discordant couples are not protectedby remaining faithful hence need forCHCT so as to address risk reductionfactors and safe sexual practises.Transmission risk is highest in

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