More Women Still Lacking Vital HIV Messages

The 30 women who attended the training are expected to reach out not less than 600 other women with the messages The 30 women who attended the training are expected to reach out not less than 600 other women with the messages - pic by Moses Masiye

Non-governmental organization, Our Bodies, Our Lives (OBOL) says there is still a need to equip Hiv positive women with knowledge on treatment and positive living.

OBOL regional coordinator for Southern region Dorothy Ntwana says most women still do not know much on treatment, kind of drugs they should be taking, and viral load management among others.

Ntwana told Zodiak Online that alongside Coalition of women living with Hiv (COWLHA) with support from Just associates (JASS), 30 women in Mwanza are attending a three-day literacy training on Hiv treatment from Monday February 27th to Wednesday March 1st, 2023.

"We are empowering women living with Hiv on literacy treatment, help them on where to get treatment, what kind of Anti retro viral drugs (ARVs), and where they can check their viral load among others," said Ntwana.

One of the participants Lorreta Simbeye said the training has assisted them building, mobilising, organising and transforming power to reach out fellow women living with Hiv/Aids.

 "This will assist us to be responsible for our lives as well as reach out to our fellow women on the same," said Simbeye.

The 30 women who attended the training are expected to reach out not less than 600 other women with the messages.

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