Married Couples Not Living Together and Risks of Contracting HIV/AIDS: The Case of Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro Region

Msoka, Perry Cyril (2014) Married Couples Not Living Together and Risks of Contracting HIV/AIDS: The Case of Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study examined married couples not living together and the risks of contracting HIV. More specifically, the study examined four aspects, namely, awareness of HIV/AIDS among married couples, factors influencing married couples not to live together, effects of married couples not to live together and the challenges encountered. The study used survey qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The total sample size of 114 respondents was selected through purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The respondents included 100 couples not living together, 8 group’s Representatives and 6 leader (Ministry/village) officials. The study used questionnaires, in-depth face-to-face interviews and focus group discussion as data collection methods. Study findings revealed that 23.7 percent of respondents were unaware of ways in which HIV is transmitted, and had wrong information concerning the disease. Also 73.7 percent of respondents reported that job responsibility was the main factor that made the married couples not to live together. Then 72.8 percent of respondents reported that the main benefit the married couples got for not living together was an increase in family income. However, the main challenge reported involved temptations, responded by 42.2 percent of the respondents. Finally, the study recommended that the government should keep a strong policy, which should require married couples to work together in the same location so as to avoid not living together.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 11:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/643

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