Marking the world AIDS day every 1st of December could be like any other international day on the calendar to so many people but to Jackie Alesi, it means a lot. Jackie has a life to celebrate every day but the 1st of December comes with exception. She is HIV/AIDS Positive living with a husband who is VIRUS free. She has a child who is also HIV negative and she supports a number of victims. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
Openness and honesty are often identified as key characteristics desired in personal relationships. Unfortunately, this remains a challenge in certain situations. One such a scenario is honesty and openness when dealing with issues of HIV. This has in most cases resulted into a high spread of HIV/AIDS as many at times have no idea as to how they acquired the disease. Tonight we share the story of six year old, who acquired the disease from her parents.
Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Aids Day, celebrated every 1st December to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is also for telling captivating stories on HIV/AIDS and how communities are coping up with the virus. In Uganda, stigmatization is still a challenge to the struggle against the disease. In the following report, Richard Olweny looks at an HIV positive lady, who has braved stigmatization to live a normal life. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
On this 30th birthday of HIV/AIDS, scientists are hopeful that finding its cure is possible following the case of an American man who was reportedly cured of aids in Germany. And while the search for a vaccine continues, researchers have also made strides on the prevention and treatment fronts, to the extent that now, HIV is no longer a death sentence as it was 30 years ago. Here in Kenya, a new study on discordant couples, those in which one person is HIV - infected and the other HIV -- negative, reveals that early use of anti -- retroviral drugs reduces the risk of the HIV positive spouse from infecting their partner by 96%.
Ugandan Health experts have noted a rise in the number of couples in a Serodiscordant relationship - which refers to a union where one partner is HIV positive and the other is negative. Such relationships are also known as magnetic or mixed-status. NTV’s Walter Mwesigye caught up with a discordant couple living in the western district of Mbarara and has their story in this week’s Health Focus. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda