HIV Prevention and Care

Sauti Moja supports local leaders to sensitize their community to the risk of HIV, mobilize members to develop strategies to reduce risk of an epidemic, and provide care for those living with this disease in order to keep families together and reduce the number of orphans.

 

Community leaders are sensitized to the personal and community risks associated with HIV and trained in reducing the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Then, they lead ‘community conversations’ – an approach that engages women, men and youth of the community in developing plans for HIV prevention.

 

Sauti Moja conducts community events, such as movie and drama presentations, to raise awareness of HIV, facilitates HIV-testing by the Ministry of Health, and counsels those who test HIV-positive.

 

Community members volunteer for and are trained in Home-Based Care for those living with AIDS, two women provide counsel to mothers attending pre-natal clinic, and others host and counsel visitors to the HIV/AIDS Resource Centre.

 

Community members who are courageous enough to publicly-identify as having AIDS form a peer support group that helps them face family and community stigma as well as identify the need for critical help, including access to unaffordable medical care. Additional support, such as livestock, is given to families with special needs.

Donate $100 to support a mother living with AIDS to access critical medical care in the city OR
$150 for transportation and personnel costs for a community outreach event.

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