What We Do!
At Nkoko Iju Africa we contribute to sustainable HIV response through various strategies that include; strategies of; prevention, protection, treatment & management and positive living.
Our prevention strategies include talking and counselling to our members about HIV, this is through one on one talk, issuing literature that talk about prevention and how to stay negative for those not yet infected this ensures our members are informed on how HIV is contracted and spread. And thereafter we encourage them to stay safe as they continue with their activities
Under protection strategies we distribute condoms and lubes this is done at our offices and sometimes we take the commodities to them at various hotspots for those who may not find time to come to our offices, we share experiences and challenges facing our members and their clients of safe use of condoms with our members.
At Nkoko we have a buddy system where our members talk to each other, encourage one another, remind positive members when to take drugs. This ensures that treatment regimen is followed to the latter so as not to increase treatment complications.
We offer safe space for our members, this ensures our HIV positive members can rest when they come from work, take drugs before heading home.
Response to violence.
Our group responds to violence meted on our members especially when arrested, we supply drugs to the HIV positive members, other than that we take care of their children and constantly update the arrested members on the ware bouts of their families. This goes long way to help them cope with stresses and reduces the vagaries of the same that may lead to unexpected death as a result of stress and unavailability of drugs. In addition, we ensure the continuity of the programme by constantly being in touch with the police department at our jurisdiction as well as the judiciary that has led to quicker settlement of cases.