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Survey and Service on STD/HIV/AIDS in Namungo Mines,Lindi Region

Mlay, A., Hunger, C., Mohamed, A., Mhando, E. and Goergen, R. (2001) Survey and Service on STD/HIV/AIDS in Namungo Mines,Lindi Region. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Namungo is small-scale mining in Ruangwa district, Lindi Region, with deposits of green gemstone (tsavorite). About 400 men and women are living in temporary settlements. In August 2001, an STD/HIV/AIDS workplace intervention started which comprised of: A baseline KAP study with villagers and miners, A survey on infection rates with Syphilis and HIV, Treatment of patients with STD, An educational campaign and Development of plans for continuos collaboration between the mine and the health system. The KAP-study showed that 81% of respondents knew that sexual intercourse/sex without a condom is the main mode of HIV transmission. 80% correctly started that a person infected with HIV can remain a symptomatic for a long period. Half of them responded to had paid sex with more than one partner during the last 12 mouth. Those reporting having used a condom in the past 3 month were 48%. 92% of the respondents reported willingness for Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) to know their HIV status. From 429 people who had came with symptoms of STDs most were treated for discharge syndrome (40% males,24 females) and for genital ulcers (38% in males and females) Testing and counseling for syphilis and HIV was offered to STD clients and volunteers. Infection rates were high in both groups, STD patients and volunteers with 18% for syphilis and 17% for HIV. The highest prevalence with 38% was found in women 30-34 years of age. The high infection rates, risky behavior and a high mobility of the people involved are a challenge to claim holders, health authorities and communities in the vicinity. Regular interventions urgently needed.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sexual Transmitted Disease, HIV/AIDS, Treatment, Syphilis and HIV, Condoms, Namungo, Lindi
Subjects: HIV > Surveillance
Sexual & Reproductive Health > Sexually transmitted infections
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 05:37
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 05:37

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