Poor condom use in HIV positive couple. A case of Kadoma City


Date: May 22, 2015
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Data on use of protection among HIV positive people. Kadoma City Council and GIZ started a project on condoms through the use of condoms dispensers. One of the dispenser sited at Rimuka HIV and TB Care was filled with 700 male condoms and 100 female condoms, by end of one week, 700 male condoms were finished. By end of one month 3000 male condoms and 200 female condoms were finished during the month of April 2015. It was then discovered that HIV single people take more condoms as compared to HIV positive couples. When interviewed, most HIV single people said that they have more than one sexual partner, so there is need for condom use.
Condoms were introduced in Zimbabwe in the late 1980 ’s. The use of condoms started to increase due to HIV prevalence rate. Condoms were focusing on the males (male condom). Due to Gender balance, the female condom was introduced as a way of empowering the females in this HIV and AIDS era. The distribution of condoms was spearheaded by Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council, (ZNFPC).
It was noted that females were the most to seek for HIV testing and counselling services as compared to males. 30% of these females were married. Out of those married, only 20% could come could come as a couple for HIV testing and counselling services where as 80% would come without their partners. Those who have received adherence counselling sessions with their partners, adhere to condom use. Those who receive adherence sessions without their partners, do not use condoms at times. Couples should be involved during these HIV counselling sessions. Use of condoms should be strongly emphasised during these sessions as to prevent further HIV re-infection. If one does not use condom, CD4 count cell reduces due to continuous re-infections


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Poor condom use in HIV positive couple. A case of Kadoma City


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Data on use of protection among HIV positive people. Kadoma City Council and GIZ started a project on condoms through the use of condoms dispensers. One of the dispenser sited at Rimuka HIV and TB Care was filled with 700 male condoms and 100 female condoms, by end of one week, 700 male condoms were finished. By end of one month 3000 male condoms and 200 female condoms were finished during the month of April 2015. It was then discovered that HIV single people take more condoms as compared to HIV positive couples. When interviewed, most HIV single people said that they have more than one sexual partner, so there is need for condom use.
Condoms were introduced in Zimbabwe in the late 1980 ’s. The use of condoms started to increase due to HIV prevalence rate. Condoms were focusing on the males (male condom). Due to Gender balance, the female condom was introduced as a way of empowering the females in this HIV and AIDS era. The distribution of condoms was spearheaded by Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council, (ZNFPC).
It was noted that females were the most to seek for HIV testing and counselling services as compared to males. 30% of these females were married. Out of those married, only 20% could come could come as a couple for HIV testing and counselling services where as 80% would come without their partners. Those who have received adherence counselling sessions with their partners, adhere to condom use. Those who receive adherence sessions without their partners, do not use condoms at times. Couples should be involved during these HIV counselling sessions. Use of condoms should be strongly emphasised during these sessions as to prevent further HIV re-infection. If one does not use condom, CD4 count cell reduces due to continuous re-infections

What did the process set out to do? (250 words) *
The process started with increasing supplies of condoms at the site. Distribution of condoms started at HIV testing site. There was continuous distribution of condoms during pre-ART and adherence counselling sessions to all clients.
This project was mainly focusing on couples living with HIV and AIDS.


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