Assessment of the Challenges Facing Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam City

Kishimba,, Azuruni Mpate (2017) Assessment of the Challenges Facing Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed challenges facing women living with HIV/AIDS in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam City. This study specifically aimed to examine factors contributing to women contracting HIV/AIDS in Ilala District, assess challenges facing women with HIV/AIDS in Ilala District and explore measures that address challenges facing women with HIV/AIDS in Ilala District. The study involved a sample of 100 women from Ilala District. This study further employed different data collection methods which were questionnaires, interviews, and focus group discussion. The findings of this study were analysed, tabulated and presented with the help of a computer software program called Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 15.0). The findings of this study revealed that, factors contributing to HIV/AIDS among women include unfaithfulness among partners, sexually transmitted diseases, lack of education, having unsafe sex and blood transfer. The findings also noted that challenges facing women with HIV/AIDS including but not limited to; isolation, aggression, lack of support services, bad relation and lack of transport. The findings further revealed the measures taken by the Government to women with HIV/AIDS which incorporate provision of ARVs, financial support, provision of education through television and other educational materials such as leaflets and magazines. This study concluded that, women living with HIV/AIDS should accept their conditions and make sure they follow all advices given by the health workers. The study recommends that, education should be provided to the public on precautions and prevention of HIV/AIDS infections.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:18
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1802

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