Health workers have been at the forefront of counseling people against HIV/Aids but many of them don't have the courage to test for the virus.
Health workers, who work with people living with HIV/Aids, are exposed to great risk of infection.
Dr. Francis Runumi, the commissioner for health services says that they can't force health workers to test for HIV/Aids since it's voluntary.
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He however admits that health workers need counseling to prevent stigma as a result of working people living with HIV/AIDS.
Because of the confidentiality clause no information is available on the number of health workers, who are living with HIV/Aids.
Dr. Stephen Watiti a Faith Based Liaison Officer at Mildmay Centre says many health workers could be dying silently of HIV/Aids because of lack of treatment.
Dr. Watiti who says he is personally living with HIV/AIDS suspects that a number of his colleagues in the medical fraternity may have died of HIV/AIDS related infections
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Watiti says that the failure by health workers to test for HIV/ Aids makes it difficult for them to access proper medical attention.
He says he has personally ensured that that he is treated and counseled by other medical workers whenever he gets any opportunistic infections.
The health workers under their oath are not supposed to treat themselves or members of their immediate family.