Jackson Talks at the I know Kati 2020


The 2016 3rd Annual Youth Health Camp #LIfeInMyShoes


31% of (PLWH) Depression in Uganda and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa is common among persons living with HIV (PLWH); A recent analysis found depression prevalence of 31% among PLWH in Uganda, which is nearly 10 times higher than prevalence estimates in the general population (3.35%) Source: BMC Psychiatry
1.5 million Current estimates indicate that about 1.5 million people in Uganda are living with HIV. 57% of them female. Source:


"Is HIV curable?"

"No drug can cure HIV infection, but there are treatments that can help control the virus and protect your immune system, and possibly prevent HIV from becoming AIDS."

"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 you reduce the risk of getting HIV after having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV?"

"Let's say you had sex with someone who is HIV infected and the condom broke, or you found out only after unprotected sex that your partner had HIV. Can you reduce your risk of getting HIV from sex--or from a needlestick--by taking medications afterward? Yes. This is called postexposure prophylaxis, or PEP. The medications that are given are the same types that are used to treat HIV (antiretrovirals, or ARVs), and they usually are given as a combination of 3 medicines for 1 month. To work best, these ARVs should be taken as soon as possible after the exposure, and…"

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