Youth to access free condoms at cell (Umudugudu) level
Hundreds of Youth celebrated Worlds AIDS day 2017 at Nyarutarama Cell, Remera sector in Gasabo District and will have access to condoms anytime from 7 local leaders on cell (Umudugudu) level.
Speaking with the local leader Barteremy Rwamanzi who received condoms on behalf of his youth communities said these condoms will protect youth who cannot abstain. We will sensitize to others youth to know free access of condoms at cell level. Many young people just came to ask me condoms right after reception. They told us these condoms will be sent to us continually so that there will be no problem in accessing them .
Mary Kaitesi/AHF Rwanda representative
Mary Kaitesi the AHF Rwanda representative advised youth to abstain first or use condom in case of necessity. She stated that we really need young people because youth need to combat AIDS thru behavior change. HIV/AIDS is still there, youth need to abstain or as a plan b better to use condom and don’t fear condom.
Samuel Sibomana a young person from Nyarutarama cell pleased with condom access to cell level. Condom kiosks were a bit far from here and this is a good opportunity for youth of this sector to get condoms from a local leader. He already gave us some of condom to us and next time I will go to find him in case I need them . This accessibility will increase self protection.
Youth audience joined the free testing service and received free condoms. AHF Rwanda stated that 6500 condoms were distributed and 333 people got tested among with 8 people found HIV positive. HIV infection in Rwanda currently is around 3 percent as mentioned by Rwanda Biomedical Center HIV department
UNAIDS,RBC, AHF Rwanda ,HDI, USAID and other partners stand together to focus on theme Get up all against HIV /AIDS- Still there.
Youth attended in mass
Local leaders received condoms on behalf of youth communities
Free HIV testing services
Youth encouraged to use condom