HIV AND AIDS PREVENTION PLAN

Topics: AIDS, Condom Pages: 73 (1627 words) Published: May 11, 2014

 

We
 are
 the
 change
 we
 have
 been
 waiting
 for:
 
young
 people
 taking
 responsibility
 for
 their
 sexual
 and
 reproductive
 health
 

 
Abstract
 

 

The
  aim
  of
  this
  prevention
  plan
  is
  to
  increase
  knowledge
  and
  uptake
  of
  family
  planning
  (FP)
  options,
 
and
 to
 promote
 HIV
 and
 STI
 prevention
 among
 young
 people
 from
 age
 18
 to
 24.
 It
 involves
 educating
 
a
  targeted
  population
  in
  Straatford
  Farm
  village
  in
  KwaZulu-­‐Natal
  province
  about
  how
  HIV
  is
 
transmitted
 and
 how
 it
 can
 be
 prevented.
 
 Young
 people
 will
 also
 be
 informed
 about
 FP
 and
 sexual
 
and
  reproductive
  health
  rights.
  The
  project
  will
  establish
  relationships
  with
  HIV
  and
  FP
  related
 
services
  in
  the
  area
  and
  distribute
  information
  in
  the
  community
  to
  promote
  access
  to
  these
 
services.
 The
 project
 will
 place
 a
 particular
 emphasis
 on
 encouraging
 Voluntary
 HIV
 counselling
 and
 
Testing
 (HCT)
 among
 young
 people.
 

 

Goal
 

 

The
 goal
 of
 this
 pilot
 project
 is
 to
 reduce
 risk
 to
 HIV
 and
 other
 sexually
 transmitted
 infections,
 as
 well
 
as
  reducing
  unplanned
  pregnancies,
  by
  increasing
  knowledge
  of
  prevention
  methods
  and
  promoting
 
access
 to
 primary
 health
 care
 services
 among
 young
 people
 from
 Straatford
 Farm
 village.
 
 
Objectives
 



To
  increase
  awareness
  of
  sexual
  and
  reproductive
  health
  rights,
  including
  family
  planning
 
(FP)
 among
 young
 people
 



To
 increase
 the
 knowledge
 about
 HIV
 and
 STI
 prevention,
 treatment
 and
 care
 among
 young
 
people
 



To
  facilitate
  young
  people’s
  access
  to
  FP
  and
  HIV/STI
  related
  local
  primary
  health
  care
 
services,
 with
 a
 focus
 on
 promoting
 HCT
 

 
Background/Need
 for
 Project
 
According
 to
 the
 latest
 UNAIDS
 report
 (2011),
 South
 Africa
 currently
 has
 the
 largest
 number
 of
 HIV
 
infected
 people
 in
 the
 world,
 with
 the
 province
 of
 KwaZulu-­‐Natal
 being
 the
 most
 affected
 province
 
(39.5%
  prevalence
  among
  pregnant
  women,
  up
  from
  38.7%
  in
  2008).
  UNAIDS
  also
  reports
  that
 
KwaZulu-­‐Natal
 distributed
 an
 average
 of
 8.0
 condoms
 per
 male
 15
 years
 and
 older
 in
 2010/11,
 well
 
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