Challenges of Coping with Hiv and Aids among Women in Tanzania; A Case of Tanzania Network of Women Living with Hiv and Aids (Tnw), Dar Es Salaam

ABSTRACT 

The purpose of this study was to establish the challenges of coping up with HIV and AIDS among women in Tanzania, with particular reference to TNW+. The objectives of the study were to establish the socio-economic, individual and political factors that affected women from coping up with [-liv and AIDS. The research design adopted in this study was a case study research design. The researcher applied both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The researcher applied this method in the study because of large population of women. Simple random sampling was used to select the women while purpose sampling was used to select the staff of TNW+, The research instruments that were used during the process of data collection included questionnaires and interview guides. The relationship between socio-economic, individual, political factors and coping up with HIV and AIDS was evaluated using Pearson’s product moment correlation co efficient. According to the study findings, socio-economic factors, individual factors and political factors greatly affect women from coping up with HIV and AIDS. There was a positive and significant relationship between socio-economic factors, individual factors, political factors and coping with HIV and AIDS among women. The researcher rejected the null hypotheses (there is no relationship between socio-economic factors, individual factors, political factors and coping with HIV and AIDS among women). The researcher recommended reduction of discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS in order to reduce stigma. In addition, cultural beliefs that hinder patients from utilizing available treatment for the patients need to be done away with to enhance adhering to treatment of HIV and AIDS.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background to the study 1

1.2 Statement of problem 4

1.3 Purpose 4

1.4 Objectives 4

1.5 Research questions 5

1.6 Scope 5

1.7 Significance s

1.9 Conceptual framework 8

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Theoretical frame work 9

2.2 HIV and AIDS and its Toll on Women 10

2.3 Socio-economic factors that hinder women from coping with HIV AND AIDS ......12

2.4 Individual factors that hamper women from coping with HIV and AIDS ..............14

2.5 Political factors prohibit women from coping with HIV and AIDS ........................20

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY

3.0 Introduction 23

3.1 Research design 23

3.2 Research Instruments 25

3.3 Validity and Reliability of Instrument 26

3.4 Data analysis 26

3.5 Ethical considerations 27

3.6 Limitations of study 28

3.7 Procedure 28

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS

4.0 Introduction 30

CHAPTER FIVE

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.0 Introduction 42

5.1 Discussion 42

5.1.1 Socio-economic factors that hindered women from coping with HIV and AIDS .42

5.1.2 Individual factors that hamper women from coping with HIV and AIDS 43

5.1.3 Political factors that prohibit women from coping with HIV and AIDS 44

5.2 Conclusion 45

5.3 Recommendations 46

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE SIZE DETERMINATION TABLE

APENDIX B: QLJES~f’IONNAIRE ~ ~flfl. 55

APENDIX C: INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR STAFF 59

APPENDIX D: MAP OF TANZANIA . 60

APPENDIX E: TIME SCHEDULE 61

APPENDIX F: INTRODUCTORY LETTER~~ ~ 62


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APA

Consults, E. & MSELEMU, J (2022). Challenges of Coping with Hiv and Aids among Women in Tanzania; A Case of Tanzania Network of Women Living with Hiv and Aids (Tnw), Dar Es Salaam. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-of-coping-with-hiv-and-aids-among-women-in-tanzania-a-case-of-tanzania-network-of-women-living-with-hiv-and-aids-tnw-dar-es-salaam

MLA 8th

Consults, Education, and JANETH MSELEMU "Challenges of Coping with Hiv and Aids among Women in Tanzania; A Case of Tanzania Network of Women Living with Hiv and Aids (Tnw), Dar Es Salaam" Afribary. Afribary, 15 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-of-coping-with-hiv-and-aids-among-women-in-tanzania-a-case-of-tanzania-network-of-women-living-with-hiv-and-aids-tnw-dar-es-salaam. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

Consults, Education, and JANETH MSELEMU . "Challenges of Coping with Hiv and Aids among Women in Tanzania; A Case of Tanzania Network of Women Living with Hiv and Aids (Tnw), Dar Es Salaam". Afribary, Afribary, 15 Nov. 2022. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-of-coping-with-hiv-and-aids-among-women-in-tanzania-a-case-of-tanzania-network-of-women-living-with-hiv-and-aids-tnw-dar-es-salaam >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and MSELEMU, JANETH . "Challenges of Coping with Hiv and Aids among Women in Tanzania; A Case of Tanzania Network of Women Living with Hiv and Aids (Tnw), Dar Es Salaam" Afribary (2022). Accessed April 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-of-coping-with-hiv-and-aids-among-women-in-tanzania-a-case-of-tanzania-network-of-women-living-with-hiv-and-aids-tnw-dar-es-salaam