KGMU’s Art helps HIV patients find suitable match

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LUCKNOW: The Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centre at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) has been helping AIDS patients find a suitable match.
The diagnosis of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) often brings the social life of an individual to a screeching halt due to the stigma associated with it. Single infected patients often find it difficult to find life partners.
According to Dr Bhaskar Pandey, counsellor at KGMU’s ART centre, “At the ART centre, we tell HIV-positive unmarried men and women about other patients, who can be their prospective counterparts. If they show interest, we help in counselling and matchmaking. So far, we have solemnised 67 such marriages in the past seven years.”
Dr Pandey explained, “We also explain to the man and woman everything they need to keep in mind while conceiving and during pregnancy. Medication and precaution can help an…

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