Health Education

Ndi Moyo works with patients to educate them about HIV transmission between adults, mother-to-child transmission and the practice of safe sex.

Many cultural practices in Malawi increase the spread of HIV.

These include pressure on young women with HIV to get married and have children, large numbers of sexual partners, the sexual initiation of pubescent virgins by village elders, and the practice of dry sex in which women use salt or tree bark to make themselves more dry during sex. This can result in damage to the cervix which not only increases the transmission of HIV and but also increases the likelihood of cervical cancer.

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