IMPACT OF HIV
The epidemic is firmly established in the general population of Uganda. As of 2018, the estimated HIV prevalence among adults (aged 15 to 49) stood at 5.7%. Women are disproportionately affected, with 8.8% of adult women living with HIV compared to 4.3% of men.
> HIV is a chronic but manageable disease.
> HIV medicines can’t cure HIV, but they help people with HIV live long, healthy lives.
> People with HIV take a combination of HIV medicines every day.
> HIV can only be transmitted three ways: Unprotected sex, sharing of needles, and mother to child: pregnancy or breastfeeding
If a person is undetectable by taking medications every day they are suppressed and the virus cannot be transmitted!
This is called: U=U,
Undetectable = Untransmittable.
Learn more at UNaids.org
HIV the virus that causes AIDS is still taking the lives of individuals globally.
TO WIN THE BATTLE WE MUST COMBAT:
> Stigma, isolation, & depression
> Fear of getting tested
> Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART or ARVs)