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Counseling Key Component Of HIV Treatment, Zimbabwe Expert Says

While a great emphasis is appropriately placed on antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, Zimbabwe activists and health professionals also stress the critical role of counseling in a well-rounded program of therapy.

Experts say counseling can prolong the life of a person who has been diagnosed with the disease by helping them understand and manage it better.

Director Tendayi Kureya of Development Data Consultants told reporter Ndimyake Mwakalyele of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that counseling should be included in all comprehensive HIV-AIDS treatment packages.

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