Skinning the goat and pulling the load: HIV risk and violence among youth in Tanzania. Suzanne Maman Health Behavior and Health Education. The associations between HIV and violence. Violence as a risk factor for HIV infection
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Skinning the goat and pulling the load: HIV risk and violence among youth in Tanzania
Health Behavior and Health Education
The associations between HIV and violence
(4) Violence is a major barrier to disclosure for HIV+ women.
Growing evidence of the overlapping epidemics of HIV and violence
Tuelemishane ProjectDar es Salaam, Tanzania
An intervention to reduce HIV risk and reported use of violence among young men using a combination of peer support and community theatre
Population: 33 million
Pop in Dar: ~ 3million
Per capita GNP: $246
Life expectancy: 45 years
HIV prevalence: 8.8%
The intervention consists of two major components:
475 men, 16-24 yrs
Participate in intervention
Interviewed 2 month
475 men, 16-24 yrs
IDIs with the female partners of 40 men
Formative and Baseline Findings
Relationships revolve around sexual activity
Mistrust of sexual partners due to concerns of infidelity
Mistrust also related to the transactional nature of relationships
Funding: The intervention is funded through a grant from USAID, Interagency Gender working group. The research is funded by The Population Council Horizons Project.
J. Mbwambo, (Muhimbili); M. Sweat, H.Lary (JHU), M. Roche (UNC); F. Kouyoumdjian (Toronto)
Research Staff: R. Kaballa, A. Mwampashi, L. Sabuni, E. Kakwezi, U. Peter, L. Ezekiel, E. Chezi, H. Marijani and J. Donath.