The minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, has said since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, there is high level of complacency among people living with HIV/AIDs.
She made remarks ahead of the Annual Joint AIDS Review that will be convened by Uganda Aids Commission on 26th and 27th August.
“There is increased engagement in risky sexual behavior including multiple sexual partners, low condom use among those engaging in high risk sex and decline in age of sexual debut,” she told reporters during a news conference.
Mbayo said there is widespread self-stigma, low uptake of couple testing, and a significant proportion of people, especially men living with HIV who do not know their HIV status.
She however said Uganda has made significant progress in reducing HIV inciden...
KAMPALA, Uganda, August 8, 2020/ -- When Uganda’s President, H.E. Yoweri Museveni, announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020, he also banned mass gatherings. This was done to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.To Amati Odraru, prohibiting gatherings meant limiting her monthly visits to the HIV clinic at Yumbe Health Centre IV. Her worry was that if she attended the clinic days, chances were high that many people would come on the same day for treatment and they would be either arrested for violating the presidential directive or contract the Coronavirus disease as there is no social distancing as the clinic is often over crowded.Due to this misinterpretation, Odraru, a resident of Lukutua village in Yumbe District, West Nile sub-region, and her five-year-old da...