Peer Educators as an Effective Tool to Increase Acceptance of HIV Testing in PMTCT Programs

Presented in June 2006 at PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS Implementers Meetings in Durban.

Lumumba Health Centre, Kisumu, Kenya: Busiest municipal antenatal service in Kisumu, with 150 new antenatal clients per month. At baseline, only 77% were agreeing to HIV testing. In October 2005, FACES (Family AIDS Care and Education Services), a PEPFAR-funded HIV care and treatment program at Lumumba Health Centre, initiated a Peer Educator service for its patients.

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