Community mobilization uses prevention messages including age appropriate behavior change communication addressing topics such as delay of sexual debut, faithfulness, importance of knowing one’s HIV status, benefits of SMC, reduction of gender based violence, reduction of risky behaviors such as MCP, inconsistent condom use and intergenerational sex, and alcohol and substance abuse. Active referrals to HTC, TB, and SMC services are made, and follow-ups conducted. Community mobilisation is conducted at the kgotla, Ipelegeng spots, workplaces, schools, clinics, hospitals and prisons.
At the beginning of year 3, BOCAIP partnered with NACA in implementing the SHUGA initiatives in Maun in order to extend its prevention activities using the multimedia methodologies. These activities were primarily focused on sensitizing and educating a cohort of young people aged between 15 and 24 years with HIV prevention messages such as consistent and correct condom use, gender based violence, reduction of multiple concurrent partnerships, and HIV testing.