Community Dialogue for HIV Prevention

by Taj Sheriff

US Ambassador to The Kingdom of Lesotho, Michele Thoren Bond, opened the C-Change dissemination meeting, presenting a cartoon from a local newspaper, which humorously depicted a scene between two Basotho women, one of whom was showing pride with all the boyfriends who paid for her various needs. Ambassador Bond then discussed the social norm of concurrent sexual partnerships in Lesotho, the importance of the community dialogue program, and the need for the people of Lesotho to be more outspoken with peers to change such risk behaviors. C-Change hosted the meeting on February 23, 2012 to disseminate the results of an evaluation of the C-Change-led intervention in community dialogues that addressed concurrent sexual partnerships and other major drivers of Lesotho’s HIV and AIDS epidemic. Find out more.