HIGHLANDS HOPE of TANZANIA
NURSE COUNSELOR MEETING 1ST MARCH 2008
1. E. KAYOMBO PMCTC COUNSELOR TANWAT HOSPITAL
2. B. SANGA NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
3. O. MAHENGE NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
4. B. LIDUKE NURSE COUNSELOR TANWAT HOSPITAL
5. P. MFUSE NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
6. M. MSIGWA NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
7. L. SAMLONGO NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
8. S. MANGA NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
9. M. MAHENGE NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
10. E. MADUNDA NURSE COUNSELOR IKONDA HOSPITAL
1. TASILO MDAMU STUDENT PHC IRINGA
2. ELEKIA MSIGWA HBC COUNSELOR TANWAT HOSPITAL
3. ANAHILDA MTEGA ADHERENCE COUNSELOR TANWAT
LEFT THE NETWORK:
Macksenzia Manga joined advanced diploma in midwifery Mbeya 2008 intake
Charles Mhagama joined advanced diploma in general nursing Mbeya 2008 intake
Melina Chalamila followed her husband in Dar es salaam
2. Reading of the past minutes
3. Matters arising from past minutes
4. Computer training
5. Topic presentation
The meeting was been opened by the chairperson, Evangelista Kayombo, who thanked all members for coming. She asked to the member if we can start the meeting or we should wait for others. Members suggested continuing with the meeting as the time is ready to start.
Reading of past meeting minutes:
Chairperson asked one of the member to read the past report and followed with discussing of the report which one of the member asked if the bank account is ready opened, The answer from the coordinator B.Liduke was not yet as she got an information that the treasurer has already left for joining more studies thus made him not join the team in Njombe for the process of opening the account.
All members agreed to elect another treasurer for replacement where by Mrs. Onolina Mbilinyi was elected to take the position.
Another question was about the secretary who took the position of Mr. Tasilo Mdamu: why not attending the meeting and no contribution for the membership? Chairperson said following our constitution if the HHT member does not appear to the meeting without information and not paying the contribution means that he/she is not longer a member.
All members agreed that there is no need of doing election for the secretary as Mr Tasilo is finishing his studies soon (June 2008) so the vice secretary has to do the work.
Members agreed to write a proposal for continuing education for nurse counselor and be put into the plan this will help to know how many members are going for further studies and it will be easier also to ask help from HHT friends.
Computer skills training:
Members agreed that those 7 counselors who are not undergone computer training should start as the desk top computer is already been bought but they need to contribute for the fees as one program cost 20,000 Tsh per person and almost 4 program is needed per person total cost per one person will be 80,000 Tsh for 7 will be 560,000 so it will be good for those who are starting the training to contribute some as we have been doing before.
Time of meeting:
Should not be changed but every member should know her/his responsibility of attending the meeting without delaying the time.
Accounting reports see attachment.
This was been prepared by Tasilo Mdamu and presented by Sr. B.Liduke (see below).
Closing of the meeting:
Before closing the chair announced the next meeting will be on 7th June 2008 and member agreed to have the topic on HOW ARVs WORK AGAINST HIV and they suggested finding the doctor for presentation; Ikonda nurse counselors are responsible for the matter.
The meeting was closed at 1:30 pm East Africa time
PRESENTATION OF WHY ONE OF COUPLE WITH HIV POSITIVE LIVING TOGETHER REMAINS NEGATIVE FROM HIV.
DATE: - 1st March 2008
PLACE: - Ikonda Consolata Hospital
Participants: - HHT Nurse Counselors
What is a couple?
Couple means two persons normally male and female living together more than six months voluntarily (without being forced by anybody).
Human Immunodeficiency virus.
Some body being with human immunodeficiency virus infection within his/ her body.
What is happening to this couple?
First we have to remind ourselves on the mode of transmission and fluid caring virus.
Mode of transmission.
Through sexual intercourse
Infected blood transfusion
MTCT ( Mother to Child Transmission)
Fluids carrying virus.
Several types of body fluids carry virus, but the following are the richer in hosting virus, these are;
So far let us look what is happening to this people living together by implementing the work of increasing the people in the world and the task of fulfilling of the needs of each other as are couples.
The following are some factors that can precipitate, reduce or inhibit the HIV transmission.
Amount of virus received (Dose).
Frequency of coitus
Morphology of receptors
Amount of virus received (Dose).
The big dose you receive the more you create the infection. We have to know that the body has the ability to fight against any kind of infection. When there is small/ few infections that means could within the ability of body to fight it.
Trauma occurs during sexual intercourse when the action is done without preparation esp. for women, rough sex, more frequent per day. Any trauma on the penis or vaginal wall allows easy HIV penetration, so we have to avoid that kind of sexual intercourse.
Morphology of receptors.
In order any infection enters the body establish its life in the body, grow and multiply it needs the conducive and acceptable surrounding that can favor it. Receptors are the cups like structure which virus it enters the body goes direct to the receptors for binding with other protein for starting the process of invading lymphocytes for sake of multiplication.
It has been that the abnormality of the receptors (cups) makes the virus uneasy to recognize the receptors this hinders the virus on binding with other protein and process of multiplication not to happen.
Tasilo B. Mdamu
March 1, 2008