Profile of Dr Rekha Samuel
The fixation for a male child transcends socio-economic status, religion, education and gender.
Misperceptions abound that HIV is transmitted via hugging, handshakes, spitting, coughing and sharing of food and swimming pool. December 1 is World AIDS Day.
The importance of self-examination for women cannot be over-emphasised. It should begin as early as 20 years of age, and continue into adulthood, supplemented by regular screening by a doctor.