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PROTOCOL FOR PMCT IN KNH AND PUMWANI MATERNITY HOSPITAL1. COUNSELING AND TESTING...22. ANTIRETROVIRAL PROTOCOLS..63. ANTENATAL CARE ..84. POST PARTUM CARE ..105. FAMILY PLANNING 126. INFANT CARE ...13 COUNSELING AND TESTINGA: ANTENATALThe three essential components of HIV counselling and testing in the ANC Clinic will be group information, HIV rapid testing and post test result counselling.a) Group Information.Will be given to mothers during their first antenatal visit by a trained PMTCT counsellor with the use of media such as video and/or flip charts. Mothers will have the choice to opt out of HIV testing.Mothers who wish to be tested will proceed to the testing room.For those not tested on the first visit, counselling and testing should be offered on subsequent visits.The content will include:Recommended routine ANC tests including HIV testing.Modes of HIV/AIDS transmission.HIV test procedure.Meaning of HIV test resultsRisk of mother to child transmission (MTCT) and its preventionPartner test

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