Addressing Myths About HIV Transmission to Prevent New Infections

Resource type: 
Success Stories
Publication date: 
July 2018
Sequence number: 
82

Eleny Jasper is a 34-year-old fisherman based off Wansolo landing site in Apac district. He spends two weeks at a time at the landing site, in which he goes fishing daily and returns to land every evening to spend time with his serious girlfriend. As a break from fishing, Jasper takes a month off to go spend time at his home in Abapire village. But Jasper had a secret. He was living a double life. In Abapire village, he has a wife and five children. His wife does not know about his girlfriend nor does his girlfriend know about his family back home. Jasper has concurrent sexual partners, an HIV risk factor, and does not use condoms because: