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Type Working Paper
Title Asessing the Implementation of HIV/AIDS Programs Amongst Youth Fisherfolk: The Case of Mbita, Kenya
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://digitalcollections.sit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3350&context=isp_collection
Homa Bay, Nyanza Province has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya
(25.7%). Risky sexual behaviors are especially prevalent in fishing communities within this area.
This study was conducted in Mbita, a sub-county of Homa Bay. The main objective was to
determine which factors influence the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs amongst youth
fisherfolk (ages 18-24) within beaches around Mbita. Data was collected through survey
administration, key-informant interviews, and in depth interviews. The results highlight some
interesting correlations, as well as a disturbing picture of the inequities females face within these
fishing communities. Furthermore, a novel microclinic peer education HIV/AIDS program was
created after discussions with local community members and NGO staff members.

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