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Knowledge,Attitudes,Practices and Behaviour of Religious Leaders in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in District Level,Tanga Region,Tanzania

Phongluxa, K. (2004) Knowledge,Attitudes,Practices and Behaviour of Religious Leaders in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in District Level,Tanga Region,Tanzania. Masters thesis, University of Heidelberg.

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Abstract

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Tanzania has become a serious public health problem and a problem for development. Currently drugs are available for those who are living with HIV/AIDS, but this merely prolongs their life and it does not solve the epidemic. A vaccination is not yet developed. The prevention of this disease requires realistic effective methods.
The fight against HIV/AIDS requires all sectors to join efforts, however in Tanzania there are no scientific studies about the efforts of religious leaders in the HIV/AIDS prevention, including Muslim religious leaders. In the year 2003 the MSAC Component in Tanga region has initiated working with the Muslim community on HIV/AIDS prevention in the region and identified the need to conduct a baseline study on KAPB of Muslim leaders about HIV/AIDS prevention, in order to provide a good evidence base for effective future planning for AIDS interventions in Muslim community. The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge of religious leaders about AIDS and HIV transmission, to understand their attitudes towards HIV/AIDS prevention and PLWHA, and to describe the practices on HIV/AIDS prevention in the community. It will look at belief and roles could impact positively or negatively on the spread of HIV and the lives of those living with AIDS and to share the results with the related sectors

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keywords: Attitude, Knowledge,Behaviour of Religious Leaders,HIV/AIDS ,Tanga Region,Tanzania
Subjects: HIV > Prevention
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 07:43
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/446

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