As ROM, we have reorganized HIV care from health centres to community-based care, to facilitate access to HIV services for everyone through community testing. We now reach everyone where they are; home or at the bar.
The Men’s Clinic
Reach Out Mbuya has continued to carry out HIV testing and counselling among men especially those with personal issues, such as stigma, fear and disclosure, which deter them from testing for HIV.
On Wednesdays twice a month from5:00pm to 9:00pm, we meet at ROM Kinnawataka where testing, counselling and other services are provided to members of the community.
ROM enhances efforts for HIV and Gender-based violence prevention among the youth in communities
Youths, particularly females, have continued to suffer from Gender-based Violence (GBV) yet they stay with the perpetrators.
During these sessions, the youths get information about HIV/AIDS, GBV, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Services and other behavioral change information. They are helped build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking, foster independence and communicate more effectively.
Results indicate that given the right message and relevant skills, young people can change their attitude and contribute to the development of their community.
ROM’s counselling team attending to members of the community at their homes.