Roseby Chiweza

Roseby Chiweza, Billy Mbewe – Provision Of HIV Prevention Information And Services To Bicycle Taxi Operators

Date grant awarded: 07/30/2017

Roseby Chiweza, Executive Director of Youth for Positive Change (YOPOC), is implementing an HIV prevention project along Lake Chilwa, Malawi.

Bicycle taxi operators in this area at Jali and Govala trading centers are indulging in unprotected sex with sex workers. These operators are at high risk of contracting HIV due to lack of information on HIV prevention, inadequate access condoms and lack of personal life skills to work against negative peer pressure of practicing unprotected sex.

This project aims to reduce HIV infections among bicycle taxi operators in the proposed area by establishing clubs that teach on HIV prevention, group management and condoms use. The project will also distribute free condoms to bicycle taxi operators who are at high risk of HIV infections.