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TANZANIA: Half of population unaware of AIDS status... Our Politicians are to blame...

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  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    • Posted on Monday 23 May 2011 - 10:54
      Geoffrey nangai

      Geoffrey Nangai, AfricaNews reporter in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Photo: Bas Vlugt
      Fifty per cent of Tanzanians do not know their HIV/AIDS status, the Chairperson of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) Fatuma Mrisho said. The country with a population of over 40 million people officially launched the National HIV testing campaign in 2007 with an intention of seeing more people test for their statuses in the country's initiative of zero tolerance to HIV/AIDS.
      Research has, however, shown that voluntary testing has been failed by men who have resorted to using their wives as HIV/AIDS test kits in knowing their statuses with many depending on results given to their wives upon starting antenatal clinics.

      According to Mrisho, the country needs a 1.1 trillion shillings budget to treat the two million people who have already been infected with HIV/AIDS.

      “We have already developed a national Multi-strategic frame work to help reduce the HIV/AIDS Prevalence rate further.

      “We are now focusing on a zero tolerance to HIV/AIDS infections come 2015.We also don’t want to see any more deaths due to HIV/AIDS come 2015,while stigma and discrimination should be totally scrapped come 2015,” she said.

      But according to the former Prime Minister Fredrick Sumaye, the fight to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence rates can only be successful with joint interventions from all stake holders.

      “There is need for people to continue testing for HIV/AIDS so as to know their status. Those found with the virus should not be discriminated,” he warned.

      The HIV/AIDS prevalence in Tanzania has dropped from 7 percent in 2003/2004 to 5.7 in 2007/2008, according to the latest Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2007/2008.

      The survey also indicated that the southern region of Iringa had the highest infection rate of 15.7 percent while women had recorded a higher prevalence rate of 6.6 percent as compared to 4.4 percent posted by men in the country.

      By the end of June 2008, a total number of 261,413 people were found to be HIV positive which is about 5.4 % of all the 4,827,096 who turned up for testing during the campaign. Among them, 100,522 (4.6%) were males and 160,891(6.1%) were female.
  2. Yo Yo

    Yo Yo JF-Expert Member

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    Nakuambieni nyie watz siku mtakula mavi na mtaanza kulia ati wanasiasa ndio wa kublame..damn
  3. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    My Dear Friend, Kenya is the worse than Tanzania, your politicians keep the Money and due to your over zelous Culture Kenyans have more AIDS problems than Tanzania ... they lack Education and Awareness due to embracing old age Culture and discrimination, Charity Ngilu the Minister she only accuses GAY people for spreading AIDS please GANGA YA KWENU... read below

    Kenya is home to one of the world's harshest HIV and AIDS epidemics. An estimated 1.5 million people are living with HIV; around 1.2 million children have been orphaned by AIDS; and in 2009 80,000 people died from AIDS related illnesses.

    Many people in Kenya are still not being reached with HIV prevention and treatment services. Only 1 in 3 children needing treatment are receiving it.4 This demonstrates Kenya still has a long way to go in providing universal access to HIV treatment, prevention and care.

    HIV stigma and discrimination in Kenya

    Even though awareness of HIV and AIDS in Kenya is high, many people living with the virus still face stigma and discrimination. Studies have shown that although people are aware of the basic facts about HIV and AIDS, many are not informed of the more in-depth knowledge that addresses issues of stigma.93

    One report revealed that of healthcare facilities that have policies to protect people living with HIV against discrimination, only a third admitted to implementing such policies.94 People are still afraid to disclose their status and will often avoid health centres that provide HIV services, from fear of being seen by neighbours or community members.95

    As mentioned earlier, homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and therefore men who have sex with men face a high level of stigma and discrimination. In an attempt to find out to what extent HIV is affecting the gay community, Kenya has launched a ‘homosexual census'.96 However, with homosexuality still illegal, it is unlikely that the census results will reflect reality.

    VUVUZELA JF-Expert Member

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    Achana kubishana na Mkenya huyo mwenye kiherehere cha kuja ktk forum ya wabongo. Labda anatafuta basha wa kibongo hapa JF.
    Mwambie aende zake akatoe pumba zake kwenye forums za Kikenya. JF ni forum ya wabongo na tuachie bongo yetu
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    njiwa JF-Expert Member

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    Naweza nikakumbaliana na hii makala pamoja na mtoa mada .. mfano mwepesi angalia population ya watu waliopanga foleni kule LOLIONDO !! Woote wale wanaamini ukimwi unapona kutokana na kunywa kikombe! hawana knowledge kirusi ni nini..?! report ya muhimbili inahitaji msomi kuisoma ilikugundua kilichoandikwa mule si tiba ya ukimwi..

    nani alaumiwe..?!! mchungaji mtoa kikombe..?


    Wananchi wenyewe..?

    wasomi wetu waliojaa muhimbili pale..?

    Tunachekwa na wenzetu wa nchi zilizoendelea ile foleni porini kwa babu inatuonesha bado tunaishi zama zile ..