TACAIDS website aims at disseminating and sharing of HIV and AIDS information and experience among stakeholders for proper implementation of various programs.

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Dr. Leonard L. Maboko

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tanzania Network of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (TANERELA)

TANERELA is Tanzania society where HIV and AIDS related stigma, transmissions and deaths are eliminated. In light of this vision, TANERELA+ seeks to: - Provide a platform where by the impact of HIV and AIDS is overcome in Tanzania, through the testimony and work of religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS. Also TANERELA aims at ensuring that Religious Leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS are empowered to: Break the silence and live openly and positively, End self-stigma, denial and shame, Be forces of change and action in their faith and surrounding communities. TANERELA+ exists to equip, empower and engage Religious Living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS to live positively and openly as agents of hope and change in their faith communities and country at large. The goal is to found a highly effective network that links HIV+ or personally affected religious leaders for a positive fellowship, mutual support and empowerment in order to: Overcome self- stigma and break silence among men, women and children, Stimulating faith community responses to ending stigma and discrimination, Advocate for enhanced HIV and AIDS prevention care treatment and impact mitigation among women children and men, Address the very specific social and economic vulnerabilities and discriminations of the girl child. Successes: TANERELA office and staffs in place, Mobilized 117 TANERELA members, Establishment of four regional TANERELA branches Morogoro, Dodoma, Kigoma and Kagera, Organized two National retreats for Religious leaders living with HIV and AIDS, Establishment of Religious leaders HIV post- test club, Using media in S&D reduction, Reviewing ABC strategy among religious institutions. 

Challenges: 
1. Disclosure reluctance 
2. Mis- action among religious institutions 
3. In actions among religious institutions. 
4. Antagonistic relationship between scientific approach and religious approach. On HIV and AIDS issues -: Prevention, care and treatment. 
5. Limited financial resources

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