HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Said Successful

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) said the efforts made during the past five years to curb the speared of HIV/AIDS have yielded remarkable results.

In Search of "Made-to-Measure" HIV Prevention

With more than half of all Ethiopian adults tested for HIV in the past five years and a campaign for behaviour change in place, specialists are now calling for a more targeted approach.

565,000 People Receive VCT In SNNP

More than 565,000 people have received Voluntarily Counseling and blood Testing (VCT) in South Ethiopia Peoples State over the last six months, state’s health bureau said.

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate Decreasing In Ethiopia

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) said that HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has been declining significantly in Ethiopia.

Specific objective:

  • To sustain community movement and attain social change by 2015.

Strategies:

  • Ensure community ownership and leadership of HIV/AIDS.
  • Augment community mobilization with behavioral change interventions.
  • Strengthen institutional support to community anti-AIDS movement.

Interventions:

  • Train community leaders.
  • Conduct community conversation.
  • Enforce relevant community by-laws.
  • Train Health Extension Workers (HEW) on Behavioral Change Communication (BCC).
  • Train community anti-AIDS promoters from model households.
  • Train health development armies (DA) on BCC.
  • Strengthen Kebeles to provide support to community anti-AIDS movement.
  • Document, share and scale-up best practices.

 

Quick Facts

  • 33.3 million
  • 33.3 million[31.4-35.3] people were living with HIV worldwide in 2009
  • 1.8 million
  • In 2010 there were 1.8 million AIDS-Related deaths, lower than the 2.2 million in 2005

[Source: WHO/UNAIDS]