Starting FOFO – Friends Of Family OrganisationDecember 20th, 2011 | Posted by in News
A report by the Strengthening TB and HIV/AIDs Responses in Eastern Uganda (STAR-E) project revealed that Sironko district in Eastern Uganda has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country, standing at 10.4% prevalence was derived from data collected from January to June (2011). Busia district is ranked second with a HIV prevalence of 8.2%, while Bududa has a 5.2% prevalence rate. The research indicates that some cultural issues are fuelling HIV transmission in the region, which should otherwise be registering low cases as a result of preventative measures such as circumcision among men.
Although circumcision among men reduces the chances of contracting HIV/Aids by 60%.FOFO as concerned stakeholders has engage in massive sensitization campaign to enlighten the populations on the fact that male circumcision is not a 100% protection against HIV and should be supplemented with other measures such as use of condoms, having one partner and early testing to know zero status.
FOFO has also come up with program of care and support the affected and the infected persons or Families. This do by home visits, Training more counselor do counseling and give support .FOFO has formed vision groups for the youth both in school and school dropout .The group leader have been trained in life skills, entrepreneurship, which would help them in they day to day life.
Although FOFO has worked to see that there is reduction in the spread of HIV/AIDS and giving care and support much is still need to the areas of Buwalasi Sub county where FOFO works.