Life Skills Education and Counseling - Bukhudumira - bukhana_primary_school - Namutumba
Visit by Manuela Ongyera on 2019-07-05
2019-07-07 19:33:45 UTC
2019-07-09 13:57:20 UTC
10:30-17:58 (7 h 28 m)
12:45-15:54 (3 h 9 m)
4 h 19 m
Life Skills Education and Counseling community lesson
How HIV/ STDs are Transmitted
Total Student Attendance
Total Parent Attendance
School Staff Attendees
Senior Woman Teacher
To educate community members about how HIV is transmitted from one person to another.
Manuela went to bukudomira village to teach community members about how HIV virus is transmitted from one person to another, this lesson is aimed at creating awareness among community members so that they can get to know the different ways how they can catch this virus if the they don’t take good care of them selves. Some people still think that HIV is only transmitted through sexual intercourses but there are many ways that can lead to HIV transmission as seen below.
When Manuela reached the village, she found members waiting for her, they welcomed her and she greeted the members present, after that Manuela asked one of the members to remind her about what they learnt last week, one of the woman said that they learnt about the facts and myths of HIV/ AIDS, after the previous review, Manuela introduced the new lesson which was how HIV is transmitted from one person to another person.
Manuela asked the members, what is HIV transmission? One of the community member said that it refers to way how the virus moves from one person to another which was a good answer, Manuela went on and explained to the community members the different ways how HIV is transmitted, Manuela said that through having unprotected sex with an infected person, through using sharp instruments for example razor lead,soft pin, injections ands among others, infected blood transfusions , Manuela told the members that, that transmission is commonly in hospital, mother to child transmission, this is common among HIV positive mothers , through car accidents and among others.
After explaining all that to members, Manuela told the community member to avoid assumptions because they can’t tell if someone is HIV positive or not ! the only way to know is through an HIV test, not only once but they need to carry out an HIV test several times for example three to four times before marriage.
Reactions from the community members.
One of the community member asked, how comes that one partner is negative and the other positive? Manuela answered them and told them that, it is possible for that to happen among couples but the research are trying to find out exactly what causes that. Another person by the name Isa, he also asked that, can HIV be transmitted through drinking water.? Manuela said no, HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, Virginia fluids and breast milk only.
Not only that the other person also asked , that how come babies are born negative yet there parents are positive of HIV. Manuela answered them she said that the reason why some babies are born negative because HIV dose no live in the sperm , Manuela went on and told that when the mother give birth in the hospital there is a way nurses can try to save the baby
Finally, Manuela told the members to be careful with this disease because it has no cure, she also encouraged the community members to always go for an HIV test from the one of the recognized health center where they can get good results.
Next Visit: 2019-07-10 - Purpose: To teach about how HIV is prevented from being passed from one person to another.
Manuela teaching the community members about how HIV is transmitted from one person to another.