The Impact of Combination Prevention Approaches on HIV Prevalence in Fishing Communities: A Case of Sigulu Islands, East Central Uganda

Download this publicationFishing communities are known to be at higher risk of acquiring HIV infection in Uganda. The STAR-EC project supported integrated outreach to fishing island communities from April 2010 to Oct 2015. Combination HIV prevention is defined as “Combining quality biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions to craft a comprehensive prevention response to targeted subpopulations with mutually reinforcing interventions.”

Integrated combination prevention service delivery outreach was conducted quarterly to the Sigulu Islands, an archipelago of 11 islands in Lake Victoria. The program used multidisciplinary teams of health workers and trained 345 village health teams and 216 condom peer educators to deliver services at static health facilities and mobile community outposts.

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