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Tonata PLWHA Network
Tonata PLWHA (People Living with HIV and AIDS) Network is a network of support groups for people affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. "Tonata" means "Open Your Eyes" in Oshiwambo. The network started on July 30th 2008. It has been founded and run by people affected by HIV and AIDS who identified the serious need to harmonize their activities. Tonata PLWHA Network forms a web of solidarity of 250 associations or support groups, representing 8000 people living with HIV and AIDS in North and Central regions of Namibia (Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto). http://www.tonata.org/
Drawing on the unique experience of young adults who are living with HIV and AIDS, Positive Speaking aims to contribute to the HIV prevention revolution in Namibia, and more specifically: To empower young people and learners with appropriate knowledge and skills about HIV prevention, gender and sexual reproductive health, based on the drivers of the current HIV epidemic, so that they can make the right decisions in future about their relationships and enjoy healthy lives; To change learners’ risk perceptions towards HIV infection, and their attitudes towards people living with HIV; To provide learners who are affected by HIV and AIDS with hope, skills, confidence and necessary referral systems to access relevant services.
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