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The HIV virus is diffused through bodily fluids, and the most common process of circulation is through sexual contact, we know that People Living with Disabilities are sexually active too which puts them in danger, although it can also be diffused through sharing sharp tools used on someone infected with HIV.

The virus attacks and deteriorates the immune system. If tolerated to advancement, it leads to AIDS, which is practically deadly unless treated.

A disabled mother who is HIV infected can spread the virus to her baby during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

HIV cannot be alleviated completely. However, antiretroviral drugs can assistance overpower the virus, which means that the person Living with disabilities infected with HIV who have access to care and treatment, can avoid getting AIDS and lead full and fruitful lives.

​How is Rena Community Development Association undertaking HIV?

– By providing access to voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for People Living with Disabilities to enable then to know their HIV status.

– By facilitating sexual & reproductive health and peer education workshops for youth living with disabilities in order to increase knowledge and understanding of HIV transmission and how to protect oneself from contracting the virus.

– By providing care & referral for anti-retroviral treatment to all HIV infected children living with disabilities and adults, to Health Centres.

– Through the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) to women living with disabilities by providing HIV infected and pregnant women with ante-natal care, and referred to health centres for delivery service and post-natal care

(Treatment programmes in Uganda have resulted in a 30% reduction in new infections among children living with disabilities between 2010 and 2016)

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