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#IGDUg19 Media and their role in disseminating the much needed SRHR information

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#IGDUg19 Power Quote- Canon Prof Gideon Baguma Byamugisha

Facts

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: avert.org
Age of 25 The vast majority of HIV infections occurs in adults over the age of 25. Source: UNICEF

Senga

"Can a person with syphilis spread the disease?"

"Yes. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. A person with syphilis can spread the infection during the first two stages of the disease. If you come in contact with an open sore (first stage) or skin rash (second stage), you can pick up the bacteria that cause the infection. If the bacteria enter your body through an opening such as the penis, anus, vagina, mouth, or broken skin, you can get syphilis. If a person has had syphilis for more than two years, it's unlikely that he or she can spread the disease. Don't take a chance. Use a lubricated…"

"Can someone get HIV immediately after having sex with an infected person?"

"YES you can get HIV/AIDs however, you can only know your status within 72 hours after doing an HIV/AIDs test. If you are not sure of your partner's status, then it is advisable for you to take PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)and wait for 90 days which makes it three months of waiting."

"How do people get HIV?"

"A person gets HIV when an infected person's body fluids (blood, semen, fluids from the vagina, or breast milk) enter his or her bloodstream. The virus can enter the blood through linings in the mouth, anus, or sex organs (the penis and vagina), or through broken skin. Both men and women can spread HIV. A person with HIV can feel okay and still transmit the virus to others. Pregnant women with HIV also can pass the virus to their babies. Common ways people get HIV include; sharing a needle to take drugs, having unprotected sex with an infected person You…"

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