The now over two decades of the existence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic have brought into
play a number of actors undertaking numerous interventions to combat its effect. Among the
actors have been faith based organizations, local and international, big and small, who have
been working patiently, compassionately, and effectively for years in HIV/AIDS prevention,
care and support. To some players in the field of HIV/AIDS, FBOs have done more harm
than good, and criticisms over their work have for years overshadowed their potential and
achievements. This study set out to examine the role of FBOs in HIV/AIDS prevention, care
and support taking a case study of Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC).
A descriptive cross sectional study was undertaken based on quantitative and qualitative
research designs; Various research methods and tools for data collection were used
respectively; exit interviews with semi-structured questionnaires, key informant interviews
with interview guides; focus group discussions with the help of focus group guide; and
observation with an observation checklist; internet surfing; and document analysis.
Study findings revealed that KCCC uses a comprehensive multi-sect oral approach in proving
a wide range of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services; by tackling other factors
surrounding the individual other than the individual alone.
As far as prevention is concerned, emphasis is on premarital abstinence and marital fidelity
hence targeting the youth and the married. Information on condoms and partnerships with
organizations that provide condoms are ways in which KCCC helps those in need of them.
There is more emphasis on primary prevention- prevention before acquiring the HIV virus;
and care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA5) with little emphasis on
secondary prevention-prevention after acquiring the HIV virus. All Services are utilized with
ease by people from various denominations and are easily accessible to all in terms of
distance, cost, and availability.
Conclusions were thus drawn; that KCCC is specializing in what they can do best i.e. the AB
strategy, just like any other organization, and even if they had not succeeded in their AB
strategy, they have other areas other than prevention where they have triumphed exceedingly
well- specifically in care and support.
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