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“Everyone now knows about ARVs”: Findings from a pre and post intervention study of a fishing community in Kazungula District, Southern Province, Zambia

Research report

Written by Fiona Samuels

Research report

In April 2005 a baseline assessment was carried out in Kabala fishing community in Southern Zambia. The Kabala community was the third and rural site of an operations research project – ACER - carried out in Lusaka and Ndola. Following the baseline assessment, a set of interventions were implemented by the Fishmongers HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Support project (FAPCAS) and ran for approximately 18 months. This report, whilst focusing mostly on the follow-up study, brings out the change over time in this site. Issues explored in the report essentially focuses on knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviour (KAPB) around HIV/AIDS and ART among members of Kabala fishing community.

Fiona Samuels and Phillimon Ndubani