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Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

Sundararajan Team and TBA
The team at a traditional birth attendant's practice location in Mbarara Uganda. Left to right: Donny Ndazima (Research Assistant, Mbarara University of Science and Technology), healer patient, Beatrice Bazirengaro (traditional birth attendant), two healer patients, Patricia Tushemereirwe (Research Assistant, Mbarara University of Science and Technology), healer patient, and Radhika Sundararajan.Radhika Sundararajan
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    Radhika Sundararajan.UCSD Quarterly Conversations in Global Health
    An HIV test training at a one-day educational session where healers assigned to trial intervention were trained to deliver counseling and point of care HIV testing. Here, they are being taught about use of the Oraquick oral swab testing kits by a nurse from the local HIV clinic. From right: Silvia Kabandize (herbalist), David Butamaguza (bonesetter), Dinnah Byakatonda (spiritualist), Beatrice Bazirengaro (traditional birth attendant), Michael Biresi (herbalist), Agaton Butamaguza (bonesetter), David Bwegnye (herbalist), Lawrence Nshemereirwe (spiritualist), Agnes Bintuntire (spiritualist), and Prisca Asiimwe (nurse, Mbarara Immune Suppression Syndrome clinic).Radhika Sundararajan
    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri L. Wilder, M.S.W., has been part of the HIV community since 1989, and has been a reporter and writer for TheBody/TheBodyPro since 2007.