Awareness on behaviour change toward HIV/AIDS : a case of Kibaigwa Ward, Kongwa District-Dodoma

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Southern New Hampshire University
Kibaigwa is one of the 14 wards in Kongwa district having 3 villages and 16 sub villages. The area is popular due to the presence of an international maize market, which has accelerated the flow of people from different areas within and outside the country. This flow in one way or another has accelerated the increase in number of people living with HIV/AIDS. UNAJAKI through Community Need Assessment conducted with assistance from CED Student, implemented Project on behavioural change toward HIV as a way of reducing the number of new HIV infections. Through this project UNAJAKI managed to train 60 peer educators who are used to train and created awareness at sub villages' level, and 15 families with PLWA. The CBO create awareness on HIV/AIDS through seminars and meetings accompanied by organized drama. As a result of these awareness and reduction of stigma, people are now willing and confident to undergo HIV testing. (Author abstract)