Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Reduction Of Hiv/aids

When one talks of HIV/AIDS on death and suffering comes to the minds of most people.Aids was declared a national disaster because of the several lives that were lost and still being lost and also because of the high rate at which it is gettign spread. Allong the beaches of Mombasa,most people who operate as 'beach boys'are infected by the virus.This is because they engage themselves in unprotected sex with the visiting tourists and even locals. The city council of Mombasa has started public awareness programmes with the coastal beaches to ensure that people get to VCT's which are readily available and that they get to know their status.The vCTs also provide medication for patients/the infected and mostly the condultations/councelling are done in privacy. considering the high rate of infections more should be done.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Shelly's Beach, Mombasa, Kenya
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