In order to address existing challenges and reverse the HIV epidemic, the country has finalized the development of the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 which has a thrust towards individual and collective responsibility in the fight against the epidemic.
The cornerstone of our prevention efforts must be anchored on the behavior of our people, both young and old. Studies show that the main sources of new infections are multiple sexual partnerships including amongst those who are married.
Change to the right behavior must be supported with proven bio-medical interventions such as Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, correct and consistent condom use in risky sexual encounters or amongst couples who are discordant and safe male circumcision which reduces the risk of acquisition amongst men.
2.0. World AIDS Campaign
- Universal access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infected people who are in need of it.
- Tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV are prevented
- People infected and affected with HIV have access to care and support and are covered in all national social protection strategies.
3. Getting To Zero Discrimination
- People infected and affected with HIV are treated with respect and dignity.
Objectives of the World AIDS Day
- To call for action and commitment by government and other partners to fund the HIV and AIDS national response in order to achieve universal access targets.
- Practicing abstinence
- Being faithful to one’s sexual partner
- Consistent and correct use of condoms
- Adhering to ART
- Eating a balanced diet.
- Avoid alcohol and other substances that endanger one’s health.
- Do not transmit HIV to others
9.0 Guest of Honour at the National event: