Dear friends ,
thank you for sharing with me your own experience concerning the situation of women and girls as far as HIV/AIDS is concerned. my worry mostly is because women form the backbone of our economy, especially at the rural level. the life of their family depends almost entirely on them. most women have averagely 3 children.
with such a position in the soceity it is dangerous if this group has to be affected to this level.
the government is doing alot in this area of health by opening up centres incharge of HIV/AIDS awareness, the church is not leaving any stone unturned in the preaching about abstinence.
at the community level, i together with some health experts always visit women and youth social and cultural groups to sensitize them.
we also target children of secondary and primary school age, laying more emphasis on the girls.
if this continues, we are certain the figures shall roll back.
It most be noted that poverty and illiteracy stand out to be the sole causes of the alarming figures.