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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Using Participatory Rural Appraisal to assess community HIV risk factors: experiences from rural Uganda

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 Using Participatory Rural Appraisal to assess community HlV risk factors: experiences from rural Uganda Joseph Ssembatya, Anne Coghlan, Rachel Lumala and Deo Kituusibwa Introduction behaviour change and sustaining AIDS prevention programmes. The Rakai AIDS Information Network (RAIN) used PRA methods to help community The Rakai AIDS information network members identify and analyse factors which put them at risk of HIV infection. This article The Rakai AIDS Information Network is an describes the different methods used and what Ugandan NGO with the goal of reducing the community members and programme staff spread of HIV infection in Rakai District. It is learned about community HIV risk factors. run and managed by health care providers, health educators, counsellors and trainers from HIV infection in Uganda and Rakai Rakai District. The organisation's strategy is to district provide integrated AIDS prevention interventions within a community-based health Of Uganda's 19 million inhabitants, over 1.5 care framework. Its programmes include million are estimated to be infected with the community-based health care (CBHC) which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The trains village health committees, community first known Ugandan cases of AIDS appeared health workers, and traditional birth attendants. in 1982 in a ...

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