Life Skills Education and Counseling - Kigalama - Kigalama Primary School - Namutumba

Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2018-10-05

Report ID
Created by
Manuela Ongyera
Created date
2018-10-08 03:46:35 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-10-11 10:10:31 UTC
Trip Time
10:19-18:00 (7 h 41 m)
Village Time
12:25-16:00 (3 h 35 m)
Travel Time
4 h 6 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
Staff Action Steps
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
They are not very good at working well together 
Allow Ownership
Village Notes

Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson

Kigalama Primary School 
Lesson Taught
HIV/STDs Prevention,Disease Progression and Positive Behaviour 
Girls Attended
Boys Attended
Total Student Attendance
Teachers Attended
Fathers Attended
Mothers Attended
Total Parent Attendance
Staff Attendees
Lorna Katagara 
Government Attendees
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Learning Objectives
To learn ways of how one can prevent HIV To also learn the different stages of HIV ; Disease Progression and positive behavior.
Introduction Lorna was in this village to teach life skills. She taught on HIV prevention and Disease Progression and positive behavior. Overview Lorna reached and found a few people gathered at the usual meeting place. Other members were still in the gardens and others cooking. They later on joined them and the meeting begun. Lorna started by reviewing the previous lesson to remind the community of what they had learnt previously. After the preview she then introduced the new topic of HIV prevention and Disease Progression and positive behavior. Lorna asked what were some of the ways to prevent against HIV and they mentioned; Not having sex with an infected person, not sharing sharp instruments, using condoms, getting tested among others. Lorna thanked them for the answers and then went on to teach the Universal precautions of HIV. Lorna then distributed gloves to a few participants and then asked them different scenarios where they were to use gloves or not while taking care of an HIV infected person. She asked some questions like; what hand do they use while washing clothes of an HIV infected person, the one with a glove or without? They said without however 2 women said the one with a glove. When asked why? They said if one has a wound in their nails the virus can get them. Lorna together with the rest of the guys refuted this. Lorna asked how about when shaking hands, they said the one without a glove, Lorna asked how about while hugging them?, One woman said the one with gloves as the person may have wounds on their body. Lorna and some of the community again rejected this answer. Lorna then asked how about where blood is involved. They all said the hand with the glove. One lady gave an example of a scenario with the traditional witch doctors who work on people without gloves especially when cutting marks on people. Some cultures do this practice. She asked whether these people are at risk of getting infected Lorna said yes. On Disease Progression and positive behavior, they looked at the window period ; which is the time from infection until the person develops enough antibodies to turn up positive for HIV. Usually it takes a period of 2 weeks to 3 months before one turns out positive from infection. She added that at this stage the person is very infectious. This explained why some people say that they got tested and are negative and continue living recklessly. Lorna added that a person needs to test every other 3 months. One asked how many times in a year Lorna said 4 times. They moved on to the 2 stage which is the incubation period. This is the time it takes for a person with HIV to show signs. It can take up to 15 years before signs show. The final stage was the Honey moon stage which is the end of the window period and incubation period when the virus and the body are living harmoniously. Here the person is less infectious. The person can get sick but not very serious. Conclusion Lorna thanked the members for coming and informed them of when her next visit was. 

Next Visit: 2018-10-19 - Purpose: Teach cure or treatment of HIV

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4579 During HIV prevention topic; the glove game.
4585 During the lesson HIV prevention