HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) workshop

CWS Timor Leste | February 28, 2016

Among the participants in this month’s HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) workshop was Second Lieutenant Anabela da Cruz, a doctor with the Timor-Leste army (F-FDTL). “When I returned from medical school in Cuba in 2012,” she said, “I was happy to hear about CWS support for HIV prevention in my country. As a doctor I am grateful for the opportunity for our health care professional to learn more about prevention, treatment and care.” Dr. da Cruz, who has been active in the CWS-US Department of Defense partnership with the F-FDTL, recently joined a group of Timor-Leste doctors who visited the Sangglah Hospital in Bali, Indonesia to learn about Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) and other treatment and care for people living with HIV. “I am now assigned to F-FDTL headquarters, so the HCT workshop organized by CWS, my own Ministry of Health and the WHO helps me stay up to date and ensures I am ready to provide modern services to our personnel, which is important for my country.”

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