Lack of privacy inhibits HIV counselling and screen in Krowor Municipality

Lack of privacy inhibits HIV counselling and screen in Krowor Municipality

Lack of privacy is one of the factors driving residents of Nungua from active participation in HIV counselling and screening in the Krowor Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

This has compelled health personnel who conduct health screening in the area to passionately appeal to the Krowor Municipal Assembly to provide them with screen to ensure privacy and funds for drugs during such exercise.

They have again pleaded with the Krowor Municipal Health Directorate for the creation of more wellness clinics in the communities.

In an interview with The Spectator at HIV counselling and screening, Ms Cynthia Adongo, HIV Focal Person of Krowor Municipal Assembly said that many people were relunctant to offer themselves for screening because of the prying eyes of their colleagues “since there are no screens to ensure their privacy.”

She stressed that need for intensification of education on HIV and tuberculosis to reduce the infection rate as well as increase case detection.

“Another challenges we have identified are lack of drugs and clients’ refusal to go to the hospital when they are referred for further management,” she said.

By Castro Zangina-Tong

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