Between the 2010 and 2020 the HIV prevalence has drastically reduced from 18% to 62% and its projected that currently 91% of people know their status according to the Jotham Mubangizi a representative of UNAIDS who
Further stated that despite the positive progress in the fight against HIV, alot has to be done by all stake holders to ensure that Uganda fulfill the global strategy of ending The spread of HIV by 2030.
Meanwhile Hon. Esther Mbayo the Minister for presidency has revealed that stigma is one the biggest challenge that people living with HIV face in this country explaining that these people suffer stigma at work place, in their respective communities where they stay in families some thing which she urged people to avoid.
Mbayo revealed this while declaring the world international candle Light day which is earmarked every year on 27th MAY with its major aim of combating stigma among people living with HIV adding that due to stigma many people living with HIV become unemployed, absent themselves from work, remain demotivated which eventually affect their career in life.
Mbayo also claim that some Healthy workers have the habit of dispising people living with HIV by disclosing client’s blood status results which is unfair and unethical in the medical professional.