UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that although COVID-19 is impacting almost every country and community, the global HIV epidemic hasn’t gone away and people need to be encouraged to remain free from HIV and to be able to enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that the right to health is eluding the poor and people trying to lift themselves out of poverty are being crushed by the unacceptably high costs of health care, with at least half the world’s population unable to access essential health services.
World AIDS day national celebrations will be marked in Kayunga under the theme, Engaging the youth and young people to champion the end of HIV. Mbayo said that the choice of the place was based on the fact that Kayunga has a high HIV Prevalence of 7.8 per cent and there is a big presence of key populations like the fisherfolk and migrants.
Studies have shown that while other age groups have results of up to 80 per cent, the rate among children is far below the targets. It shows that only 46 per cent of children aged between zero to 14 years are adhering to treatment and have suppressed their virus to undetectable levels.