The HIV/AIDS pandemic, fuelled by a number of broader political cultural and social factors, affects lives of millions of people and cripples the economy of countries. According to UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update Report about 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS globally and over 70% of the total HIV positive population in the world live in Africa. In sub-S3aharan Africa, 28 million people live with HIV/AIDS and approximately 3-3.4 million new infections occurred in 2003. In the early stages of the epidemic, infection was predominantly among men. The trend has shifted and the number of infected women has grown steadily over the past years. The change in the trend is not, however, uniform universally and close to three fourth of all infected women live in Africa. In the worst affected region, Sub Saharan Africa, women account for 58% of the HIV infected population. More alarmingly, young women are becoming infected at a younger age than men and are estimated to comprise 67% of all newly infected 15-24 year olds. Ethiopia is among the hardest hit countries by the epidemic. The epidemic in Ethiopia is described as generalised among the overall population and the national adult HIV prevalence is estimated to be 6.6 percent. The earliest evidence of HIV infection was found in Ethiopia in 1984 with the first case reported in 1986. About 91 percent of HIV infections in Ethiopia occur among adults aged 15-49 and the highest prevalence is seen in the 15-24 age groups (3). According to UNAIDS, there are estimated 3 million adults livings with HIV/AIDS and 990,000 AIDS orphans in the country.