HIV/AIDS Information, Prevention, Care and Treatment

 

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      Uganda is one of the developing countries with the HIV/AIDS pandemic with a prevalence rate of 7.3%. Ugandans are proved for the great responsiveness in the fight against this deadly disease, however with all this effort in place, recent advancement in its care and management has led some people to live recklessly and in complacent lives which is threatening the reverse of its long struggle to contain this epidemic since many citizens have forgotten that HIV kills.
      Statistics from the Uganda AIDS commission show that more than 23,948 people in Uganda die of AIDS par year and of which 60% are men. Over 60,000 new infections arise par year (40% among men and 60% among women). Uganda is estimated to have 1.4 million people living with HIV, of these only 70% are on antiretroviral treatment.
      It's found that Fisher folks, Long distance truck drivers, Sex workers, Uniformed service personnel, Injected drug users, Youths out of school, Street kids, Lactating mothers, Transgender, MSM and Incarcerated population are the key populations that are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

       

      Our Interventions

      GRONET is implementing a data-driven approach focused on the above mentioned key populations through strengthening its program quality, and scaling up effective innovative interventions and strategies to minimize the impact and control the HIV epidemic in Uganda. We have Mobilization and Sensitization for HIV Testing, Safe Male Circumcision (SMC), OVC service, Follow-up, Child Care service and Sustainable Livelihood Service programs that are focused and geared towards preventing, informing, treating, caring and suppressing HIV epidemic in Uganda.

Did You Know?

That over 120 young girls in Uganda are infected with HIV par day

Over 70 people in Uganda die of AIDS par day

Over 60 new born babies in Uganda are infected with HIV per day

Uganda registers over 240 HIV new infections par day.

 

Prioritizing our efforts to end Stigma

HIV prevalence is highier among women than in men. There is still a challenge of stigma where HIV/AIDS affected people have lacked opportunities of engaging with others in development activities.
GRONET realized the need for sensitizing and bring together people affected with HIV/AIDS with the aim of involving them in developmental activities. The program has made them stronger than before because they have the opportunities to meet and share experience, help one another and engage themselves in various income generating activities.


HIV-TB Control

Tuberculosis is prevalent in all Districts in Uganda, both in rural and urban areas and it remains a public health priority irrespective of local incidence rates and there are over 23,272 TB cases reported in Uganda. As TB incidence increases in the general population, the disease becomes concentrated in key populations at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.

The Need for HIV/AIDS Sensitization in Uganda

HIV/AIDS prevalence is still high though the level of sensitization has slightly reduced in Uganda. The level of prevalence among the youths and the target population is increasing. GRONET aims at running an effective prevention campaign throughout Uganda.

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

Pregnant women infected with HIV are at high risk of transmitting HIV to their infants during pregnancy, during birth or through breastfeeding. Over 90% of new HIV infections among infants and young children occur through Mother to Child Transmission. 6% of pregnant women receiving antenatal care in Uganda are HIV-infected.


Home visits, counseling and social support.

We address HIV/AIDS through Music dance and drama.
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Sexual Reproductive Health Education to Adolescent young Girls.

HIV Testing

Joining hands to scale up HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control

Despite working in a very precarious financial condition, GRONET has managed to register various achievements and we believe that we can form the main basis to demonstrate the capacity to deliver high yield if adequate funding/support is obtained. We request for activity based funding from organizations, Donor agencies, wellwisher contributions in order to implement our programs and strategies targeting the key populations who are most vulnerable to HIV.

Vision 2030

"Ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030".