Reach A Hand, Uganda Peer Educators’ Academy 2015

The 2015 #GYMO Outreach at Bishop Cipriano Kihangire SS

Bethany High School GYMO outreach


Age of 25 The vast majority of HIV infections occurs in adults over the age of 25. Source: UNICEF
1.5 million Current estimates indicate that about 1.5 million people in Uganda are living with HIV. 57% of them female. Source:


"Can you get an STD from someone who has never had sex or has never been sexually active?"

"It is very unlikely, but possible. Some people, for example, are born with HIV, which they can pass to other people later in life when they start having sex. People can also pick up herpes through casual kissing — even from friends and family. Their herpes infections can then be passed on sexually. The chances of this happening are rare, so it’s not something to spend time worrying about. On the other hand, it’s another one of the many good reasons to always use condoms when you have sexual intercourse."

"Can I get a sexually transmitted disease (STD), including HIV from kissing?"

"No, the amount of virus transmitted through saliva in a kiss, is too little to infect someone else with HIV. BUT; if there are open sores in both mouths and blood is coming out, then there is a chance of HIV transmission."

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