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HIV/AIDS

The very high rate of HIV infection experienced in Uganda during the 1980s and early 1990s created an urgent need for people to know their HIV status. The only option available to them was offered by the National Blood Transfusion Service, which carries out routine HIV tests on all the blood that is donated for transfusion purposes. Because the need for testing and counseling was great, a group of local NGOs such African Agency for integrated Development AAID joined hand in hand with the ministry of healthy

We have a team of members who counsel and educate people about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. This department targets all groups of people in the community, both the infected, the non infected, and the affected. We carry out HIV/AIDS testing programmes, and guide the infected people to access antiretroviral treatment so that they can live long and healthier lives.

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HIV/AIDS is a development issue and security crisis globally and at country levels. There is need to intensify the response underpinned by evidence on the dynamics of the epidemic in different contexts and the effectiveness of employed approaches and interventions. Uganda’s response to HIV/AIDS has generated a wealth of information and knowledge.

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Symptoms and signs of common opportunistic infections include:
  • dry cough or shortness of breath.
  • difficult or painful swallowing.
  • diarrhea lasting for more than a week.
  • white spots or unusual blemishes in and around the mouth.
  • pneumonia-like symptoms.
  • fever.
  • vision loss.
  • nausea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting
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HIV Transmission is when the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is passed from one person to another.

HIV can be transmitted in three main ways:

  1. Sexual transmission (via unprotected sex without a condom)
  2. Transmission through blood (such as used needles and blood donations)
  3. Mother-to-child transmission (during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breastfeeding).
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We carry out HIV/AIDS testing programmes, and guide the infected people to access antiretroviral treatment so that they can live long and healthier lives.

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